FIRST CLASS

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BEST FIRST CLASS RED

Gold Medal:

Oman Air

M Chapoutier Côte-Rôtie les Bé­casses 2014, Rhône, France Judges said: “Very good with lovely rasp­berry and malt aro­mas. A classy, fresh and gen­tle palate.” Score: 96

Sil­ver Medal: Amer­i­can Air­lines

Catena Za­p­ata Angélica-Za­p­ata Alta Mal­bec 2013, Men­doza, Ar­gentina Judges said: “Su­per sat­u­rated, inky colour. Like a lux­ury sleep­ing draught. Im­pres­sive and re­ally lovely to drink.”

Score: 95

Bronze Medal ( joint):

Air France

Do­maine de Che­va­lier 2010, Pes­sac Léog­nan, Bordeaux, France Judges said: “Re­strained but with a core of sweet, deep fruit and warm, ripe tan­nins.”

Korean Air

Château du Tertre 2007, Mar­gaux, Bordeaux, France

Judges said: “Ap­peal­ing pleas­ant tan­nins. Well bal­anced and evolved with flo­ral, tea and sweet spice.” Score: 94

BEST FIRST CLASS WHITE

Gold Medal:

Qan­tas

Pen­folds Re­serve Bin 15A Chardon­nay 2015, Ade­laide Hills, Aus­tralia

Judges said: “Char­ac­ter­ful, smart, lively and de­li­cious. In­tensely good flavour. Very, very good.”

Score: 96

Sil­ver Medal:

Air France

Joseph Drouhin Chas­sag­neMon­tra­chet Premier Cru Em­brazées 2014, Bur­gundy, France Judges said: “Youth­ful, clean and crisp with a gen­er­ous creamy, gen­tle, bis­cu­ity palate.”

Score: 95

Bronze Medal:

Qan­tas

Flame­tree SRS Wall­cliffe Chardon­nay 2016, Mar­garet River, Aus­tralia

Judges said: “Lovely and bright with zingy acid­ity. Yum!” Score: 94

Highly Com­mended: Malaysia Air­lines Do­maine Trouil­let Pouil­lyFuissé Aux Chail­loux 2014, Bur­gundy, France

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines

Dal­rym­ple Cave Block Chardon­nay 2014, Pipers River, Aus­tralia

BEST FIRST CLASS SPARKLING

Gold Medal ( joint):

Air France

Cathay Pa­cific Malaysia Air­lines Qan­tas

Cham­pagne Tait­tinger Comtes de Cham­pagne Blanc de Blancs 2006, France

Judges said: “Toasty, creamy and sub­tle with a sen­su­ous smell, almost brood­ing. Com­plex and sub­tle. Very classy.”

Score: 96

Sil­ver Medal: Amer­i­can Air­lines

Cham­pagne Philip­pon­nat Clos Des Goisses Brut 2007, France Judges said: “Savoury, full and rich. Lushly dense and still youth­ful.”

Score: 95

Bronze Medal ( joint): Qatar Air­ways

Cham­pagne Krug Grande Cu­vée Brut NV, France Judges said: “Creamy and very el­e­gant, delicate and long.”

Oman Air

Cham­pagne Louis Roed­erer Cristal 2009, France

Judges said: “Fresh, bright and poised. Su­per el­e­gant.” Score: 94.5

BEST FIRST CLASS FOR­TI­FIED/DESSERT

Gold Medal:

Air France

Château Lafau­rie-Peyraguey 2009, Sauternes, France

Judges said: “Hon­eyed, sleek and op­u­lent with a creamy, sweet, nicely bal­anced palate.”

Score: 95

Sil­ver Medal:

Qatar

Gran Cruz Col­heita 1992 Port, Por­tu­gal Judges said: “Rich and punchy with a com­plex sweet style.”

Score: 94

Bronze Medal:

Qan­tas

Sep­pelts­field Para­mount Rare Tokay, Barossa Val­ley, Aus­tralia

Judges said: “Rich, sweet and good. Inky den­sity with raisin and dried figs… and good night.”

Score: 93.5

BEST-PRE­SENTED WINE LIST FIRST CLASS

Gold Medal:

All Nip­pon Air­ways Sil­ver Medal: Ja­pan Air­lines Bronze Medal: Qatar Air­ways

BEST FIRST CLASS CEL­LAR

Gold Medal: Qan­tas Sil­ver Medal: Air France Bronze Medal: Oman Air

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