Singapore Airlines first class gains new Champagne and caviar service

Another prestige cuvée joins the first class Champagne menu on selected Singapore Airlines flights.

By David Flynn, October 24 2019

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.

David

David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Aug 2014

Total posts 37

Thanks David - there is a small trend towards this in F cabins. JL F and LH F trips I have taken this year have all had 3 "flagship" champagnes from different houses (Salon was back on JL). Qantas also serves the Taittinger in F on some flights. Its dominant chardonnay composition makes it particularly good with food.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

01 Mar 2013

Total posts 140

Thanks, David. I'm, like many, a sucker for the Comtes. Yes, Krug is something one should never say no to. However, I'd always choose the Tattinger Comtes. I will say that when 2008 arrives that will be the one to collect. I've just got home this week from a dash to the USA in First, QF 7 over and coming home via QF94. On both occasions, we had Charles Heidsieck 'Blanc Des Millenaires' 2004 and I've got to say it is a ripper, no two ways about it. Cheers!

https://charlesheidsieck.com/en/blanc-des-millenaires-2004

23 Aug 2011

Total posts 59

I love the Comte by far my favoutite champagne and had the pleasure of drinking it on QF on a number of occasions. However I do not think Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Millenares is quite in the same league, howver not a bad drop. It is a pity that QF do not serve the Tattinger on a reguler basis. Does anyone know what other champagnes they pour in F class?. I know in J it is the good old Duval Leroy or if you are unfortunate enough Jaquart, a very average Champagne.

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Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

06 Oct 2016

Total posts 109

There is Champagne, then There is Krug

I do like the Family aspect of Taittinger, though, and I do drink a bit of the NV, it is the best of its price point

18 Oct 2019

Total posts 13

Comtes is just brilliant! Never turned down an opportunity to enjoy it!

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

19 Mar 2016

Total posts 33

Hi David.

Do you know if this means SQ will actually offer 3 champagnes in F or will it still be 2 different chapagnes but now on a rotating basis?

Thanks, T

What this article fails to mention is that they have dropped the Krug in favour of the Tat. All the crew could say was it has an interesting shaped bottle.

Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club

19 Mar 2016

Total posts 33

Thank you.


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