Singapore Airlines launches six new wines for First Class and Suite Passengers
2010: If you frequently travel from Singapore Airlines, you can do so more luxuriously now. The airlines has included six of the most acclaimed “Grand Cru” Red Burgundy labels in its wine selection, available to Suites and First Class customers from August 1, 2010. Red Burgundy, a red wine label originating from the French region of Bourgogne, is made predominantly from the Pinot Noir grape variety.
The selected wines include: Mazis-Chambertin 2001 Domaine Faiveley: a ripe wine with a smooth palate, deep colour, solid middle, and very impressive ripeness on the nose that shows purity and deClos Vougeot 2004 Louis Jadot: a fairly substantial wine that is surprisingly open, has a deep ruby colour and appealing aromas of dark berries with a hint of undergrowth and spices, the fruit has good depth and density on the mid-palate with firm but velvety textured tannins
Griotte-Chambertin 2004 Louis Jadot: a classy wine with great purity, has a deep young colour, liquorice spice and fresh red fruits on the nose, intense aromas of crushed red, leafy fruits, terrific vibrancy and lift and lots of grip
Corton Clos De La Vigne Au Saint 2005 Louis Latour: a wonderfully balanced and complex wine with a ripe cherry colour and a delicious aroma of red fruits along with more spicy notes that highlight the wine’s natural elegance. Finely crafted tannins are combined with a subtle hint of vanilla oak, resulting in a long and polished finish
Corton Clos Des Cortons Faiveley 2006 Faiveley: a fine robust red berry fruit nose, good depth and is rather concentrated, it has an obvious structure, well-extracted cherry fruit and evidence of oak in the tannic structure
Le Corton 2006 Bouchard Pere et Fils: this wine has a fresh youthful ruby red, ripe crushed berry fruit nose. It is both satiny-smooth and well-structured, with well-balanced acidity and natural tannins which back up the fruit.
This is in addition to the airline’s exquisite list of Dom Pérignon 2000 and Krug Grande Cuvée champagnes, and selection of top-quality wines including pourings from France, Italy, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and the United States, as well as port wine from Portugal. Singapore Airlines’ wines are selected by three world-renowned wine experts: Michael Hill-Smith, Australia's first Master of Wine; Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian Master of Wine; and Steven Spurrier, a leading authority and author on wine.