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.