Recently travelling at 37,000 feet, I was served the following great wines:
Dom Pérignon 2008
Pale straw in colour with bright undertones. White peach, white rose aromatics, bleached almonds, faint orange peel oil, white smoke, crushed mint. Subtle minerality with crystal clear acidity.
Tip toes across the palate hardly leaving a foot print. Broad long finish.
Points 98 TW
Chateau Lagrange 2006
Dark ruby red in colour with black undertones. Blackberry, blueberry, bramble, blue florals, lead pencil minerality, medium to full bodied. Huge energy, still showing fresh acidity, secondary nuances of sweet tobacco, mild rose petal and dried herbs. Fades a little on the close.
Points 93 TW
Chateau d’Yquem 2008
Golden yellow in colour. Warm orchard fruit, multi layered, complex. Showing bergamot, vanilla, acacia honey, candid mango and pineapple. Takes you on a journey that you hope will never end! Comes off mid palate leaving a clean and fresh aftertaste.Totally outrageously glorious.
Points 99 TW
Casanova Di Neri Tenuta Nuova Brunello di Montalcino 2013
Bright garnet red in colour. Warm red rose petal aromatics. Black cherry and blackberry fruits. Wet saddle leather. White smoke. Liquorice and long grain black pepper on a linear long finish.
Points 95 TW
Fèlsina Rancia Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
Ruby red in colour with purple undertones. Red cherry, blueberry, violet florals. Dried Mediterranean herbs. Pipe tobacco. Integrated tannins showing fresh acidity. Typical of this warm vintage with the exception of the florals. Rich and dense.
Points 92 TW