Seoul (July 25, 2014) – Korean Air’s first class passengers can now enjoy the rich flavor and taste of the Australian premium wine.
Starting 29 July, Korean Air will serve one of the finest Australian wines, “Col Cross Shiraz” for the first class passengers on the Oceania routes, including Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland and Nadi. The airline is also serving French and Californian wines currently on these routes.
“Col Cross Shiraz” was born in Haselgrove Winery in McLaren Vale, an internationally renowned wine region in South Australia accounting for 48% of all wines produced in Australia.
“Col Cross Shiraz” features a deep garnet-purple color and gives pronounced wild berry notes with hints of smoked cured meat and raw wood spice with a hint of chocolate. Medium-bodied with layers of black fruit and earthy flavors on offer in the mouth, the “Col Cross Shiraz” has a solid backbone of firm chewy tannins and refreshing acid, finishing long and peppery.
“Col Cross Shiraz”” is made from the best small-sized grapes containing a lot of sugar, which have grown on Haselgrove’s single cultivar Shiraz vines dating back more than 60 years. It is matured for almost 18 months in oak barrels to allow for fruit expression and complimenting oak tannin and flavor. It is also appreciated for its various and mixed aroma which you can feel only from the aged grapes variety.
The newly introduced “Col Cross McLaren Vale Single Vineyard Shiraz 2011” is best known as one of the Australia’s Cult Wines recommended by Robert Parker’s “Wine Advocate”. Cult Wines are regarded as trophy wines which produced in limited quantities, with great reviews by wine critics.
Korean Air purchased 600 bottles of “Col Cross Shiraz 2011” out of the 1221 bottles produced in 2011.
In addition to the introduction of “Col Cross Shiraz”, Korean Air’s first and business class passengers on international routes have been enjoying one of the finest champagnes in the world – Perrier-Jouët from 2 December 2013.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2013. Korean Air operates in excess of 200 flights per day to 126 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 aircraft including nine A380s.
With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.
The airline serves six continents with more than 430 flights a day and is also a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.
Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bars and lounges.
More on Korean Air’s programs, routes, frequencies and partners is available at www.koreanair.com.