The EK Wine Thread

Old Mar 24, 2018, 4:41 am
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Originally Posted by malinche
Not saying that these are not drinkable. But compared with other routes, I do not find these offers to be outstanding. I am for example also on flights to DUS and from HAM. They have much better offers, but unfortunately I do not sit in the right cabin class on those flights.

To/from AKL early April and middle of April:
Chateau Bouscaut Blanc, Pessac-Lognan 2011
Tolpuddle Chardonnay 2015
Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 1996
Domaine des Monts Luisants Morey-Saint-Denis 1er Cru 2011
Auntsfield Heritage Pinot Noir 2012
Chateau Guiraud 2005

To/from CMB:h
Chateau Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2011 (this one I am happy about)
Paul Jaboulet An Condrieu Les Cassines 2016
Chateau Loville-Poyferr Saint-Julien 2007
Savaterre Shiraz 2013

RUH
when are you off to CMB? Im going on the 6th April
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Old Mar 24, 2018, 4:48 am
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Originally Posted by m3red


when are you off to CMB? Im going on the 6th April
Once on 2 April and once on 15 April
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Old Mar 24, 2018, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by m3red


when are you off to CMB? Im going on the 6th April
What time is your CMB flight ex DXB? I am on the 8:05 to AMS.
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Old Mar 24, 2018, 10:31 pm
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Originally Posted by thijsseh


What time is your CMB flight ex DXB? I am on the 8:05 to AMS.
2.35am
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Old Mar 25, 2018, 1:48 pm
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Originally Posted by m3red


2.35am
​​​​​​​Arriving 5:30 so Ill miss you. Will be in the J lounge anyway. But looking forward to your impressions!
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Old Mar 27, 2018, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by ft101
Where does Belvedere fit in this pecking order? It should be on board all flights by now I would think.
It was belvedere on both my flights yesterday.
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Old Mar 28, 2018, 5:44 am
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Originally Posted by Metanoia
1985 Ducru in the J (B) lounge near the Champagne bar. Not sure how much they have left but two partials open, come and get it!


This was still here back on March 4th - one partial open and left on the bar. Enough for a small glass for Mrs. Dirty and myself. It was wonderful.

Doubly wonderful since it's the last wine I've tasted since moving to a dry country.... don't they usually hand out coins for going this long without a tipples?

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Old Mar 28, 2018, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by DirtyDan
This was still here back on March 4th - one partial open and left on the bar. Enough for a small glass for Mrs. Dirty and myself. It was wonderful.

Doubly wonderful since it's the last wine I've tasted since moving to a dry country.... don't they usually hand out coins for going this long without a tipples?
An excellent wine IMHO. Enjoyed two bottles of it on my recent flight to JNB. Purser had read my profile and already opened it on the ground - serving a glass before TO.

You'll need to collect a few coins to buy this one, around AED 950!
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Old May 4, 2018, 12:49 am
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I've got really poor options coming my way in J and F on ULH routes this month. In J only one red (M. Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Shiraz 2014). What is going on?
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Old May 4, 2018, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla
I've got really poor options coming my way in J and F on ULH routes this month. In J only one red (M. Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Shiraz 2014). What is going on?
They're busy selling off the good stuff from the cave to make up for all the frames parked at DWC

I remember my first EK J flight, it was Langoa Barton 2007... and that stuck around for a while over a few months. Stunning wine - I think 2007 was a seriously underrated year for Bordeaux. I bought a bottle with my own money recently and had it at a Brazilian steakhouse. Lamb chops + bordeaux = omg.
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Old May 4, 2018, 1:00 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla
I've got really poor options coming my way in J and F on ULH routes this month. In J only one red (M. Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Shiraz 2014). What is going on?
Better Red in J to the subcontinent!!!
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Old May 4, 2018, 1:06 am
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Originally Posted by sydtogla
I've got really poor options coming my way in J and F on ULH routes this month. In J only one red (M. Chapoutier Domaine Tournon Shay's Flat Shiraz 2014). What is going on?
There are always at least two red and the online wine lists aren't always accurate - so don't give up hope 🤞
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Old May 4, 2018, 1:15 am
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In other news, had me some fun at the champagne bar the last time I was there. Yes, it's not Dom, and it's certainly not P2, but for us plebs it's not too shabby...

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Old May 4, 2018, 5:23 am
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