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WINNING WHITES

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BEST FIRST CLASS WHITE

Gold Etihad Airways

Tolpuddle Chardonnay 2015, Coal River Valley, Tasmania, Australia Judges said: Enticing and nuanced, with refined aromas of struck match, lemon and cream. Vivid, vibrant and long. Score: 96

Silver Etihad Airways

Grosset Springvale Riesling 2016, Clare Valley, Australia Judges said: Lovely, smoky, flinty, citrussy perfume. Bone dry, intense, yet rich. Classy texture, enlivening but not austere. Seamless and long. Score: 95

Bronze Cathay Pacific

Soumah “Equilibrio” Single Vineyard Chardonnay, 2017, Yarra Valley, Australia Judges said: Nuanced and intriguing, with delicate notes of struck flint, caraway, pâtisserie and white peach. Sleek and enlivening with refined texture and great length. Score: 94

BEST BUSINESS CLASS WHITE

Gold Air Tahiti Nui

Grosset Springvale Riesling 2018, Clare Valley, Australia Judges said: Vibrant and sleek, with lively yet refined aromatics of flint and pure citrus. Long and succulent. Score: 95

Silver EVA Air

Château La Louvière Pessac-Léognan, 2009, Bordeaux, France Judges said: Lovely lanolin waxy nose, tasty, sleek, refreshing and refined, with a long, comforting finish. Score: 94.5

Bronze EVA Air

Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Kabinett, 2016, Mosel, Germany Judges said: A delicate, light-footed and enlivening off-dry white, with pure, fruity perfume and gentle alcohol. Score: 94

Highly Commended British Airways

Spy Valley Sustainabl­y Crafted Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Marlboroug­h, New Zealand Judges said: Enticing and expressive with vibrant passion fruit, a creamy palate and a pure finish. Score: 93

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