Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours has commissioned renowned Master of Wines, Keith Isaac, to create a wine list representing the finest wines from around the world for Scenic Eclipse.
“Fine dining and quality wines are an integral part of the Scenic experience – for both our river and our ocean cruising products”, said Glen Moroney Founder and Chairman the Scenic Group. “Our guests have a passion for and a knowledge of quality wines, and it is essential that we offer a selection of wines that represent both a diversity of regions and a diversity of styles, and one that exemplifies our core brand offering”.
One of only 400 Master of Wines around the world, Isaac worked with the Scenic team to curate a wine list that is representative of quality, appeals to the global traveller and complements the Scenic Eclipse experience.
“With “Discovery” being part of the mission statement of the ship, we picked this up as a theme of the wine list”, said Isaac. “We hope the guests on board will love their journey of discovery of some of the less familiar, “off the wall” European whites like the Eidos de Padriñán Albariño and the Terra do Lobo Godello from Spain, or the Crazy Creatures Grüner Veltliner from Austria.
“Our wine selection has been designed to reflect the regions through which Scenic Eclipse will travel. For example, when the ship is in Antarctica there is a Cabernet Franc from Mendoza in Argentina and a Syrah from Limarí in Chile to give a regional feel to the list. Amongst the champagnes being poured is a 1er Cru from Lombard and a Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs from Autréau, as well as the Palmes d’Or 2006 from Nicolas Feuillatte.
“We hope the guests will be impressed with the first wines they try, by the range and quality on offer, and excited to taste the rest! We have tried to strike a balance of “wow factor” wines they will be surprised to see offered as part Scenic’s all-inclusive commitment, with some lesser known varieties from all sorts of places,” Isaac said.
Bottles range in price from $35 for the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2018 from Marlborough, New Zealand, to $235 for a bottle of Dom Perignon 2008 Champagne and the $295 Louis Roederer Cristal 2008.
Chairman’s Cellar List
In addition to an extensive selection of fine wines from around the world that are a feature of Scenic’s all-inclusive commitment, the Australian company also offers the Chairman’s Cellar List.
This selection comprises a limited cellar list of the finest wines from around the world. This list is personally selected by Keith Isaac and Glen Moroney and available for guests to purchase.
“The Chairman’s Cellar List reflects some of the most incredible French Champagnes and wines from around the world”, said Mr Moroney. “We have put together a list of the very best vintages with notes from Keith Isaac, and made them available on board for guests to experience”.
The Chairman’s Cellar list varies from $95 for the Littorai Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard, Sonoma, California, USA, 2006, to the top-shelf Château Lafite-Rothschild 1998, 1er Grand Cru Classé, Pauillac for $995.
View the Scenic Eclipse Wine List here.
Lead image: Master of Wines, Keith Isaac