Note February 2020: Singapore Airlines has revealed a new list of nine routes set to feature Tattinger Comtes de Champagne from March to July 2020.
In a range of enhancements to its onboard First Class products, Singapore Airlines flights on selected routes will feature a third vintage Champagne option from 27th October 2019 – the renowned and highly rated Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs.
The literature Singapore Airlines has included in its press release suggests the airline will be pouring the 2007 vintage of this popular Champagne, which earns 4.5 stars out of 5 on popular wine rating site Vivino.
Champagnes are selected by the airline’s wine panel, comprising world-renowned wine experts Michael Hill-Smith, Jeannie Cho Lee and Oz Clarke. The trio conducted blind tastings before choosing the Comtes de Champagne, “for its exceptional quality and taste”.
“Taittinger Comtes de Champagne is a refined, elegant vintage champagne with an impressive minerally finish. Featuring this champagne is part of Singapore Airlines’ commitment to working closely with the best wineries in key regions around the world, such as Taittinger, to offer an increased variety of wines directly from the source” Jeannie Cho Lee
The Comtes de Champagne will join long-established favourites Dom Pérignon and Krug on selected flights. Here’s how all three First Class and Suites Champagnes rate:
- Dom Pérignon Brut Champagne 2009 – 4.5 stars
- Krug Brut Champagne 2004 – 4.6 stars
- Taittinger Comtes de Champagne 2007 – 4.5 stars
Of course these are all excellent ratings. We have a personal preference for the Krug 2004, and found the Tattinger Comtes de Champagne (2006 vintage) a little on the sweet side for our taste on Cathay Pacific First Class last year, though it is broadly very popular.