Emirates Unveils Exclusive ‘Icons of Fine Wine’ Collection Onboard

Emirates is now offering an unparalleled experience to wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs by launching a collection of rare and exquisite vintages onboard this summer. This remarkable collection, aptly named ‘Icons of Fine Wine,’ features some of the most acclaimed wines from around the world, providing passengers with an extraordinary in-flight wine experience.

Dom Pérignon Rosé Vintage 2008

First Class passengers travelling from Dubai to the UK and Americas can now enjoy the exclusive Dom Pérignon Rosé 2008. This luxury rosé champagne is a rare release of exceptional quality, available onboard for a limited time of three months. The 2008 vintage, made from Pinot Noir grapes, offers a bold assemblage with a bouquet bursting with raspberries and wild strawberries, and notes of iris and violet. The full-bodied, silky palate showcases a balanced tension between precision and natural radiance, culminating in a persistent finish with hints of peonies and white pepper.

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Louis Latour Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Les Demoiselles 2014

Throughout June and July, First Class passengers on routes from Dubai to the UK and Americas can savour the Louis Latour Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru 2014. This exquisite white wine from Burgundy, France, displays aromas of nectarine and quince with toasted hazelnut and mineral notes. The palate is taut and harmonious, balancing fruits, spices, and subtle minerality, a testament to the legendary terroir of the Côte d’Or.

Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2019

From mid-June to October, First Class customers travelling from Dubai to Australasia can indulge in the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay 2019. This Australian wine, renowned for its multi-regional blend, features grapefruit and peach aromas with hints of meringue and roasted hazelnut. The powerful and complex palate is graced with floral notes and a mineral-laced finish, showcasing the best of cool-climate Chardonnay grapes.

M. Chapoutier Ermitage Rouge Le Pavillon 2012

From June to mid-December, First Class passengers travelling to mainland Europe can enjoy the M. Chapoutier Ermitage Rouge Le Pavillon 2012. This iconic wine from the Rhône Valley, France, boasts dark raspberries and cassis with liquorice overtones. The full-bodied palate features flavours of blackcurrant and cooking spice, underscored by vibrant minerality, making it a true representation of the ‘Sélections Parcellaires.’

Vega Sicilia Unico 2006 Ribera del Duero

Emirates presents the Vega Sicilia Unico 2006 for First Class passengers on European routes throughout June and July. This Spanish wine, from the iconic Vega Sicilia winery, reveals a bouquet of black cherry, eucalyptus, leather, and tobacco. The full-bodied palate, with velvety tannins and flavours of spice and balsamic notes, culminates in a lingering, opulent finish.

Ornellaia, Bolgheri Tuscany 2012

First Class passengers travelling between Milan and JFK, New York, can now experience the celebrated Ornellaia 2012. This Tuscan wine offers vibrant cherry, spice, grilled herb, and leather aromas. The full-bodied palate with soft tannins and a persistent finish embodies the opulence of the ‘Super Tuscan’ category.

Brunello Di Montalcino 2010 Cerretalto, Casanova Di Neri Toscana

Travellers to Italy from May 2024 to January 2025 can enjoy the Brunello di Montalcino 2010. This vintage presents ripe blackberry and candied cherry aromas with spice, liquorice, and smoke. The full-bodied palate, with polished tannins and excellent acidity, offers an intriguing earthy character and a long finish.

Opus One Napa Valley 2012

From the end of May through June, First Class customers travelling to North America can sample Opus One Napa Valley 2012. This collaboration between the Rothschilds and Mondavis offers fresh dark fruit aromas with forest-floor notes, liquorice, and smoke. The round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic cassis flavours, concluding with lively acidity and a lingering finish.

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