Singapore Airlines is adding a new vintage Champagne to its first class selection, alongside an improved caviar service. The new drop is Taittinger's Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs 2007, and it launches on selected routes from this Sunday October 27, 2019 alongside mainstays Dom Pérignon Brut 2009 and Krug Grand Cuvée Brut 2004.
Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs is produced only in the best years and composed exclusively of Chardonnay grown in five Grand Crus vineyards, with only first press wine (the ‘cuvée’) used.
"The 2007 viticultural year was an exceptional year in terms of both the vines and the final wine," Tattinger notes. "The celebrated bottles only see daylight after a long and drawn-out maturing period 18 metres underground lasting 8 to 10 years."
Jeannie Cho Lee, from Singapore Airlines' wine panel, describes Taittinger Comtes de Champagne as "a refined, elegant vintage champagne with an impressive minerally finish."
The Taittinger will initially be offered to Singapore Airlines' first class flyers on the following routes: Auckland, Beijing, Delhi, Dubai, Melbourne, Mumbai, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney and Tokyo/Haneda.
It will remain on the menu until February 2020, at which point it will be rotated to a second set of premium routes, which are expected to take in either Europe or North America.
Singapore Airlines says that 2020 will also see "an enhanced caviar service" which will be expanded to more flights.