Emirates has launched the Emirates Vintage Collection – a selection of fine wines from its cellar in Burgundy which have been stored for up to 15 years.
The four wines to be included this year are the Château Cheval Blanc 2004, Château Haut Brion 2004, Château Mouton Rothschild 2001 and Château Margaux 1998.
Due to limited availability, these wines will be served in First Class on select routes for a limited period and will be staggered throughout the year on various routes in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia.
The Emirates Vintage Collection was launched on board last week on a special flight to Paris with the Château Cheval Blanc 2004. The special tasting gave customers the chance to savour the Château Cheval Blanc 2004 and 2006.
Emirates culinary team and its in-house sommeliers have also developed special dishes to be paired with each wine from the Emirates Vintage Collection.
Since 2006, the airline has invested USD 780 million in wine from around the world. Today it has a world class offering of over 80 fine wines and champagnes served across its network.
Emirates will add more wines over the next few years to Vintage Collection once they have reached optimal maturity. The Emirates cellar currently holds 4.7 million bottles of wine - some of which will only be served in 2027.