The EK Wine Thread

Old Feb 24, 2018, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by m3red


the ducru 85 was better than the 86, the amuse Bouche wins - the best wine I’ve had on EK along with the pavilion rouge Margaux
The Margaux is on the list for my flight to LGW on Monday - looking forward to trying it, though not usually a friend of Margaux wines.
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 9:35 am
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Originally Posted by XXTSGR


The Margaux is on the list for my flight to LGW on Monday - looking forward to trying it, though not usually a friend of Margaux wines.

Had it out of LGW on Sunday. Loved it!
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Old Feb 24, 2018, 10:34 am
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Originally Posted by thijsseh



Had it out of LGW on Sunday. Loved it!
Thanks! Will give it a (good) try.
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by XXTSGR


Thanks! Will give it a (good) try.
The Ducru IS on my flight and the purser kindly opened a bottle straight after TO. Enjoyed carafe with my main and now a second one before dessert - v v palatable indeed!
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Old Feb 25, 2018, 7:52 am
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Originally Posted by XXTSGR


The Ducru IS on my flight and the purser kindly opened a bottle straight after TO. Enjoyed carafe with my main and now a second one before dessert - v v palatable indeed!
Needs an hour plus of decanting but agree it was great
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 6:59 am
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The Margaux is on the list for my flight to LGW on Monday - looking forward to trying it, though not usually a friend of Margaux wines.
So the Margaux IS on EK009 today. However, I did actually get the chance to sample it (rather extensively...) in the F lounge in Concourse A last night. Overall, it is a great wine, no doubt, and one that I enjoyed both on its own and with my steak meal. However, personally, I find that it lacks the depth of the Ducru and is a bit flat on (my) palate. But then, I generally prefer very full-bodied wines, and SA-ones for that matter, so have asked the purser to prepare a carafe of the Porseleinberg Syrah 2014 for me to sample later. I do really like the 'normal' Boekenhoutskloof Syrah (m3red - one that you like as well, isn't it?), so excited to try this one as well.
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 10:15 am
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Originally Posted by XXTSGR


So the Margaux IS on EK009 today. However, I did actually get the chance to sample it (rather extensively...) in the F lounge in Concourse A last night. Overall, it is a great wine, no doubt, and one that I enjoyed both on its own and with my steak meal. However, personally, I find that it lacks the depth of the Ducru and is a bit flat on (my) palate. But then, I generally prefer very full-bodied wines, and SA-ones for that matter, so have asked the purser to prepare a carafe of the Porseleinberg Syrah 2014 for me to sample later. I do really like the 'normal' Boekenhoutskloof Syrah (m3red - one that you like as well, isn't it?), so excited to try this one as well.
yes I love the boekenhoutskloof Syrah - about 3 years ago I bought the entire les clos stock 😂

Quite into my ridge (napa) wines at the moment
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 10:53 am
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Quite into my ridge (napa) wines at the moment
I'm guessing only Monte Bello for you

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Old Feb 26, 2018, 11:39 am
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I'm guessing only Monte Bello for you
gyserville or lydotte springs mon/tues wed thurs amuse bouche/monte bello /lynche bages / opus maybe fri/sat
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Old Feb 26, 2018, 3:07 pm
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gyserville or lydotte springs mon/tues wed thurs amuse bouche/monte bello /lynche bages / opus maybe fri/sat
Not sure how anyone could cope with such a busy schedule - particularly on top of work 😂
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Old Mar 11, 2018, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by m3red


gyserville or lydotte springs mon/tues wed thurs amuse bouche/monte bello /lynche bages / opus maybe fri/sat
Ahh, so the ridge zins are your “weekday wines”! I don’t blame you they are good and relatively affordable.
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 11:36 am
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Ahh, so the ridge zins are your “weekday wines”! I don’t blame you they are good and relatively affordable.
well 170/180aed a bottle in les clos - much cheaper than going out!
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Old Mar 12, 2018, 12:09 pm
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Moët en Chandon Grand Vintage 2009 onboard this month and April in J on a few of my flights this month.
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 7:22 am
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There doesn't appear to be a vodka thread..

Absolute in the gatwick lounge instead of grey goose, shocking!
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Old Mar 22, 2018, 8:57 am
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Dom Perignon P2 2000 is onboard certain flights next month (thankfully my flight to Geneva)
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