The Clos19 guide to the very best champagne, wine and spirits to gift this Christmas

25 Nov 2020 | Updated on: 27 Sep 2022 |By Luxury London

Clos translates from French to a walled vineyard. The number 19 refers to the 19th century, when “art de vivre” (the art of living well) first became a thing

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Moët & Chandon and Veuve Clicquot personalised gift boxes

You may not be able to be in the company of those you would most like to pop a cork with this Christmas, but you can send them a fabulously customised gift box. Moët & Chandon’s personalised packaging dates back to 1891, when it became the first maison to offer a bespoke service. This season, its elegant metal gift box comes emblazoned with a message of your choice, of up to 11 characters. The tin houses an iconic bottle of Moët Impérial Brut Champagne – the effervescent tipple of choice among the French imperial courts when it was created in 1869, hence its regal moniker.

For those seeking something more playful, Veuve Clicquot’s house champagne is available in a personalised gift box, in signature Clicquot yellow. The arrow also lists the distance of your destination of choice from Reims, the unofficial capital of Champagne.

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Arrow gift box, £62; Moët Impérial Brut Champagne gift box, £50,

Hennessy V.S festive sharing set

To mark the end of a year that’s going to be hard to forget, Hennessy has created a sharing box to remember. The youngest cognac of the brand’s range, the V.S (for Very Special) is a modern take on Hennessy’s 3-Star. The eaux-de-vie used in the V.S is selected for its vivacity, matured in young oak barrels and aged for between two and eight years. The V.S Festive Sharing Set includes a bottle of Hennessy V.S and two Hennessy tumblers. Enjoy the cognac neat, on the rocks, or with a dash of water.

Hennessy V.S sharing set includes one 70 cl bottle and two glasses, £38,

Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut Duo Gift Set

Why have one bottle of champagne when you can have two? Ruinart Blanc de Blanc is the house’s signature blend, and the drink of choice at Pippa Middleton and James Matthew’s wedding. It is an aromatic, fresh blend made using 100 per cent chardonnay from terriors in Côtes des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. For fans of champagne, a gift of double bubbles will go down a treat. This set is presented in a smart, keepsake wooden case, which can be engraved with your recipients’ initials.

Ruinart R de Ruinart Brut Duo Gift Set includes an engraved wooden case with two 75 cL bottles, £125,

Glenmorangie Malaga 12 Years Old

They say that it’s the ‘wood that makes the whisky’, and Glenmorangie’s continued quest for rarified and flavour-enhancing oak is testament to this. Billed as a burst of sunshine in a glass, the premium whisky is matured for several years in ex-bourbon barrels, followed by a subsequent stint in Andalusian sweet wine casks for a rich, creamy flavour with gentle notes of honey and spice – ideal for pouring by an open fire this Christmas.

Glenmorangie Malaga 12 Years Old, 70 cl, £75,

Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010

In stark contrast to whichever 12-month period Ol’ Blue Eyes was singing about, 2010 was not a very good year for champagne. Average temperatures were at a 24-year low. Winter frosts were followed by a dry summer and then came biblical rainfall – the equivalent of two months’ worth in just two days. Despite this, the grapes harvested in 2010 turned out to have an elevated sweetness – making for an expressive, fiery champagne, which, having spent a decade in the Dom Pérignon cellars, is ready to be enjoyed this Christmas.

Dom Pérignon Vintage 2010, 75 cl, £152,

Moët Impérial ‘Bright Night’ magnum

Guaranteed to set off your next dinner party in style, this limited-edition, Moët & Chandon magnum is the ideal centrepiece at Christmas. The glowing gold bottle of Impérial Bright Night features a high-tech LED base, which illuminates the Cuvee from the inside for the ultimate party trick.

Moët Impérial Bright Night special edition 1.5 L magnum, £115,

Hennessy X.O Frank Gehry limited edition bottle

For the 150th anniversary of Hennessy X.O, the cognac house called on the design skills of legendary architect Frank Gehry, whose works include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA and the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris. Aged for 12 years, the spirit is housed in a sinuous gold bottle inspired by the light reflections on the Charente river in Cognac. An accompanying box, edged in gold and featuring a striking glass design, is made to mimic the motion of bubbling water.

Hennessy X.O Frank Gehry limited edition, 70 cl, £178,

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