Props to Qantas for Domestic Wine Selection!

Recently I’ve seen frequent Qantas ads at the top of my blog. I haven’t flown Qantas doemstic in awhile, but this Flyertalk thread makes me really want to.

While some Flyertalkers poo poo the selection (I think they’re 100% wrong), real kudos to Qantas for serving Penfolds St. Henri in domestic business class. My only skepticism is that unless it’s been laid down for many years, St. Henri takes several hours decanting to really open up. But it’s an incredibly complex, interesting, flavorful Shiraz. Regardless, much nicer wine than is ever offered in domestic first class in North America.

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  1. Qantas wine lists are indeed impressive. However, they are also rather long which means it is very hit and miss as to what you actually get.

    For example Grange is sometimes on the F wine list. I’ve yet to see it onboard.

    I prefer Air NZ’s wine list – which is also quite good. Smaller list and so reasonable chance of getting the ones you most like. That said, domestic koru hour selections are very random!

  2. @Dan, not sure what year they’re serving. I haven’t tasted the ’05 yet but — ratings notwithstanding – have historically have much enjoyed St. Henri.

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