Sabi Phagura selects some of the finest and most extravagant tipples for this year’s Luxurious Magazine Christmas Gift Guide.
Courvoisier’s Celebration Sensorielle
Courvoisier, the renowned cognac house, has introduced two (very) limited edition gift sets for sophisticated drinkers looking to get into the luxurious spirit of the festive season. Each of the Courvoisier’s Célébration Sensorielle sets features one of two expressions, Initiale® Extra or XO, along with two bespoke scents specially crafted to evoke the spirit of the dazzling Paris Golden Age. The exquisite fragrances also perfectly complement and enhance the notes of the cognac. The Célébration Sensorielle Initiale® Extra comes with two scented candles, and the Célébration Sensorielle XO gift set comes with two scented cones – simply light one of the scents, pour a glass of Courvoisier and raise a toast to the moment.
Graham’s Ne Oublie 1882
This extraordinary wine has been bottled in an individually numbered, hand-made crystal decanter with three sterling silver bands adorning the glass. The decanter is presented in a bespoke presentation box handcrafted with the finest leathers by the quintessentially-British brand, Smythson of Bond Street. With only 656 bottles available, it is very, very rare to be able to taste a wine of such age and such exquisite beauty.
Disaronno Wears Roberto Cavalli
Disaronno the world’s favourite Italian liqueur, is back this holiday season with a unique new look designed by Roberto Cavalli. The luxury brand has dressed the iconic bottle in the bold, vibrant and colourful style, for which it is famous throughout the world. The Disaronno wears Cavalli design draws inspiration from the Roberto Cavalli SS 2015 Pre Collection. Influenced by the enchanting undersea world, and the most exotic safari locations, the bottle is draped in a new graphic animal print making Disaronno the perfect gift for fashion lovers this winter.
Moët & Chandon gold plated ‘So Bubbly’ Brut Impérial champagne
This impressive handmade Moët & Chandon’s Gold Plated ‘So Bubbly’ features boundless bubbles that showcase the vibrancy and energy of the season. No party or celebration is complete without a bubbly in hand. And as bubbles are the incarnation of Moët & Chandon, symbolising its sense of celebration, savoir-faire and pioneering spirit, it’s the perfect drink. The dazzling bubbles capture the festive end-of-year ambiance and is sure to brighten every Christmas table.
Krug’s Joseph Sharing Set
Named after the Founder, “The Joseph” sharing set is a beautifully embossed gift box with a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée (75cl), recreated every year from scratch with a blend of over 120 wines from ten or more different vintages giving it a fullness of flavours. The gift box also includes two crystal Joseph glasses, created by renowned glass-makers Riedel. Each glass has an ample shape, enabling the bubbles to reach their optimal expression and magnifying the subtle aromas of the incredible bouquet of Krug Champagne.
Moët & Chandon MCIII
Moët & Chandon MCIII is a new state-of-the-art Champagne, and is a sophisticated, stylish and a unique gift for someone special. The idea for MCIII started just around 1998, when Moët, the house, started to think of ideas for a prestige cuvee. The process of creating its Esprit du Siècle, to celebrate the third millennium as a tribute to the 20th-century, was to blend a champagne from each of the decades. The idea being that using mature champagne as a base wine for blending was powerful.