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2013 BA Champagne & Wine thread

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Just saw a waiter walk past with two familiarly chubby bottles - pounced like a tiger and helped myself. There's just two of them, in the general wine bar. If anybody is in the lounge, hurry before I drink them! If anybody needs guesting, I'm here until about 115.

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2013 BA Champagne & Wine thread

Some procedure as last year. This thread is dedicated to the discussion of Champagne (and Wine) served on board BA and in the lounges worldwide.

Current champagne offerings for the most frequented locations:

First cabin Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle
LHR CCR Bollinger Rose and Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle
LHR/LGW F Lounge Bollinger Rose and Tattinger Brut 2004/Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle depends on the day/Castelnau
Club World Tattinger NV/Castelnau Brut Rose NV/Boizel Grand Vintage 2004
LHR/LGW Galleries/Terraces ??? (Likely the Tattinger 2004)
Club Europe Pommery NV

First Cabin Chateau de Fieuzal 2006, Graves Bordeaux, France
2nd option not confirmed
3rd option not confirmed
CCR 2004 Chateau Petit Village, Pomerol. Edmeades Zinfandel 200?, Luca Pinot Noir 200?, Chateau Grand Puy-Lacoste 2001, Cru Classe Pauillac
LHR/LGW F Lounge Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste 2001, Cru Classe Pauillac, France. Chateau Larrivet Haut-Brion 2006, Graves Bordeaux France, 2011 Pinot Noir.
LHR/LGW Galleries Terraces ???
Club World Brio de Cantenac Brown 2005/Teusner "The Independent" Shiraz Mataro 2011, Barossa Valley, South Australia/Chateau Marzy 2008, Pomerol, Bordeaux
Club Europe ???

First Cabin Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Le Champ Gain 2007, Vincent Girardin, Burgundy, France
Le Soula Blanc 2007, VDP Des Cotes Catalanes, France
McWilliams Lovedale Semillon 2005, Hunter Valley, Australia
CCR Brocard Chablis Premiere Cru, Viognier 2009, Sancerre??
LHR/LGW F Lounge Brocard Chablis Premiere Cru,
LHR/LGW Galleries Terraces ???
Club World Chateau de Chantegrive 2011, Graves, Bordeaux/Yalumba Viognier 2011, Eden Valley South Australia
Club Europe ???

Updates welcome!

Link to last year's thread:

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Thanks Petrus!

I look forward to contributing regularly to this thread.

Off to T5 soon, so will sample the offerings purely for the benefit of FT. ( )
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Thanks, this thread won't thrive without our members reporting what they quaff in lounges and on board.
I have to say the reds are not bad at all today in GF T3. The 2005 Larrive Haut-Brion which is unclassed growth is really rather good, and superior to the 2006 Fieuzal Cru Classe de Graves. White selection also strong.
Three champagnes; Bolly Rose, Tattinger and Castelnau. BA are announcing they will now stock three champagnes, Bolly and Tatt being standard and then a new small producer each month. That is a good move.
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Lunch bags was served on the DXB route in F last week.
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The Taittinger in the F lounge is now the 2005 as opposed to the 2004
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Originally Posted by YClass View Post
Lunch bags was served on the DXB route in F last week.
^ What was in the bag?
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Originally Posted by Petrus View Post
^ What was in the bag?
73% Cabernet sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Cabernet franc, 2% Petit verdot

Or thereabouts, I'd imagine
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NV Henriot Blanc de Blancs Champagne is currently in Galleries First Johannesburg. I like it, I like it a lot

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Mullineux Syrah 2010, Swartland, South Afrika

Really good but only half bottle left, the CSD blamed it on thirsty pax on the outbound flight.
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Old Jan 19, 13, 11:48 am
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I've not flown BA for nearly a year but I'm always interested to hear what's pouring in CW and F (it says a lot about an airline in my mind). I think BA F and CCR customers should be happy with the champagne offerings and the Tattinger in CW isn't too bad either.

It's also nice to hear what's route-specific as above in Lobengula's posts regarding ex-JNB.

What I'd like to hear more of is what you like about the wine (or what you don't like). Did it match well with the food and the altitude? How was the temperature? And did you like it so much you're now looking into acquiring some for your own use - if so, where from?

I'm flying F in Feb so I'll come back then with my reviews of all wines from the cabin. I look forward to hearing some of yours before then.
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BA293 LHR-IAD F Jan 2013

BA293 LHR-IAD F Jan 2013

Wine list from BA293 First this month. Sadly, no Lynch-Bages and the Willi Opitz wasn't loaded - but the LPGS was quite nice!

Laurent-Perrier Grand Siecle, Champagne, France

Chablis Grand Cru Bougros 2010, Jean-Marc Brocard, Burgandy, France
Laurenz V. Charming Gruner Veltliner 2009, Kamptal, Austria
Sancerre Les Chasseignes 2010, Domaine Fouassier, Loire, France

Chateau De Fieuzal 2006, Grand Cru Classe Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot Noir 2010, Santa Lucia Highlands, California, USA
Kendall-Jackson Grand Reserve Syrah 2007, Santa Barbara County, California, USA

Goldackerl Trockenberrenauslese 2004, Willi Opitz, Burgenland, Austria
Warre's 1992 Colheita Tawny Port

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GF in T5 had a 1999 vintage champagne on offer for part of the day last week. I can't remember the name, but there was a leaflet about it.

Sounded nice, but I preferred the Bolly Rose.
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Nice little addition. BA has introduced a "guest champagne" at least in GF (presumably also CCR). Changes every month and is in addition to the usual tow (Taittinger 05 and Bolly Rose at the moment). Guest this month is De Castelnau's Blanc de Blancs Vintage 1999. They also have little printed tasting notes to go with it. I quite like it - fairly intense but good with breakfast .

First I've noticed this so maybe it's been posted before.
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Hmm.. hoping for a better claret on my SFO trip this weekend.
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