A curated drinks selection
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Our wine lists
Cathay Pacific offers an award-winning wine selection designed to complement the onboard menus.
Our ever-expanding selection of wines are paired to match the variety of inflight cuisines, and sourced from prime viticultural regions around the world – particularly in France, Italy, Austria, South Africa, Australia, the United States, and New Zealand.
We change or selection of wines regularly with availability and harvest times. In addition to the regular listings, promotional wines will be offered throughout the year for premium passengers.
Read more about our wine panelists and cabin class wine lists below.
Champagne, White or Red?
The following wines are now on offer on selected flights in First or Business Class:
Vintage Krug is the blend of the most expressive wines from a single year, enhanced by a long ageing. The vintage expression is the music of the year captured by Krug; 2004 encapsulates luminous freshness evoking the sensation of early summer mornings in Champagne. The nose offers ginger, candied citrus and lemon meringue tart. The balanced palate shows notes of brioche, honey and citrus. Ideal as an aperitif and may also accompany a variety of fish dishes.
Domaine Roux, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Macherelles, Burgundy, France, 2017
Aromas of mayflower, acacia, and honeysuckle blend with verbena and hazelnut and fresh butter. The palate is mineral, its fleshiness is matched by mellowness, and both are equally persistent.
Chateau Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, Bordeaux, 2008
Château Lynch-Bages is a fifth growth as deemed by the Bordeaux Classification of 1855, that has been considered very superior to its ranking. Situated on the outskirts of Pauillac, overlooking the Gironde estuary, its 100 hectares of vines are planted on deep gravel soils.
The vintage 2008 displays nice aromas of cranberry, dried floral notes, and tobacco. Its excellent tannin structure is underlined by intensity, depth, and structure.
Château Tanesse, Cadillac Côtes-de-Bordeaux, France, 2016
Located on a high hillock among Langoiran’s sloping vineyards, this Bordeaux charterhouse was built in the late 18th century by the Tanesse family. The 2016 has a dark, very deep red in colour. This wine offers very ripe black fruit aromas. Silky, mineral and velvety, it is also remarkably long in the mouth.
Cave d’Azé Mäcon Villages Clocher, Burgundy, France, 2017
Mâconnais is the most southerly terroir of the Burgundy winegrowing region and benefits from warmer climate. Intense and subtle nose of mango, pineapple, hazelnut and grilled almond. The palate is fresh and elegant with notes of citrus and white fruits. Well balanced with a lasting minerality.
Schubert Pinot Noir, Wairarapa, New Zealand 2016
In spite of variable weather, Kai Schubert and his partner Marion Deimling managed to produce a graceful Pinot Noir laden with elegant red and black fruits. Supported by finely balanced acidity and deft oak handling, the silky palate of this luscious wine exits gracefully with a spiced red berry adieu.