From March 2003, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is featuring a new French red in its wine selection on its First Class service.
Chateau Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, or Pichon-Comtesse as it is known, is famous for its seductive suppleness of flavour and intrinsic elegance of style. The high percentage of Merlot in this superb vineyard that is next to the famous Chateau Latour in the commune of Pauillac, brings an early ripeness to the wine, while Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend assures it of a long life.
The 1997 vintage will be served on the Airline’s European and select routes to Asia. It will be featured in the First Class wine list. This consists of two reds and two whites, along with Dom Perignon and Krug Grand Cuvee champagnes, and Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port.
Passengers on SIA enjoy wines from the very best vineyards in the world, selected by three world-renowned wine experts from the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. The Airline spends close to S$26 million annually on its total wine purchases that comprise champagnes, old and new world wines.