Emirates to Offer New Wines for its Premium Passengers

Emirates will offer a range of exclusive wines and champagnes on board and in its lounges over the next few months, providing customers travelling on Emirates with wine lists which include Chateau d’Yquem 2005, 1963 Graham’s Colheita Port, Dom Pérignon 2005 Rosé, Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage, and Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008.

This month, Emirates will bring back one of the world’s most revered dessert wines, the 2005 Chateau d’Yquem from Bordeaux, France, which will be served in First Class and exclusively available on routes to Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. This dessert wine has a deliciously pure feel, with juicy, inviting green plum, ginger, heather, creamed pineapple and ripe apple flavours.

Dom Pérignon champagnes are a mainstay of the Emirates First Class Suites. As the number one global partner of Dom Pérignon, Emirates will be the only airline in the world to serve the Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005 for the next three months. The luxury cuvée will be available in First Class on European routes as well as on flights to USA and Canada, and will be paired with specially created canapés in First Class. The Dom Pérignon Rosé 2005, made from Pinot Noir grapes grown in prestigious sites in Hautvillers, Äy and Bouzy, emits tropical aromas of guava and curry leaves and is complemented by cocoa and toasted spices.

Emirates will also be serving the 1963 Graham’s Colheita Port from the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal exclusively, in First Class across the fleet until October 2017. Colheita Ports are essentially aged Tawny ports from a single year. In this example the year in question is 1963, considered a monumental vintage for Port and acknowledged by many as the 20th Century’s finest. This vintage provides an intense complex nose of fig, walnut, coffee and a caramelised nutty edge, with hints of cigar box and toffee.

Emirates is adding the Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage to its First Class wine lists on medium and long haul flights from October. The airline’s latest prestige cuvée to be served on board, the silky, fruit driven 2009 bursts forth with white stone fruits, guava and grapefruit zest alongside fresh toast and vanilla. The Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage will be paired with hot and cold canapés with vegetarian options, exclusively created by the Emirates team and Dom Pérignon executive chef Marco Fadiga.

Emirates and Moët Hennessy have enjoyed a longstanding partnership of over 25 Years and the airline has been serving Moët & Chandon Imperial Champagne in Emirates First Class lounges in Dubai. Emirates will exclusively have the Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2008 available for a limited time in all three First Class lounges in Dubai. The vintage has been aging in the cellars for seven years and has initial floral notes of linden, honeysuckle, and acacia, with citrus nuances evocative of bergamot and mandarin orange zest, along with a dash of anise and green tomato. www.emirates.com

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