Gifts for Him, Red Wine Lover… Smooth Operator
How do you please a red wine aficionado? Easy: go for something elegant, and suave, of course. Whether it’s a limited-edition watch, a floral, yet woody perfume or a great vintage bottle, you’ll surprise and delight even the most seasoned connoisseur with these distinctive gift ideas. Follow our lead…
Make sure she never loses track of time with the Hublot limited edition, ‘Italia Independent Purple Velvet’ watch. The plush velvet strap and dial contrast with the sparkling diamonds set on both the inner and outer casings. The deep purple will undeniably remind her of an exceptional vintage Bordeaux. Big impact; one click.
New world excellence
What would winter be without the scent of spices? Hints of fresh ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon exude from the glorious Cheval des Andes 2013 and balance perfectly with its fresh, red berry, blackcurrant and redcurrant notes. The 2013 vintage of this Argentinian wine has been crafted into a silky, elegant red.
Take them on a journey to the Chinese Himalayas with the 2014 vintage of Ao Yun. The stunning setting of the Yunnan province allows the grapes to ripen and mature to perfection, which in turn helps create a polished structure, bringing depth and texture to the palate.
From the cool, Chinese hills to the fiery character of Spain’s terroir, why not offer your friend or loved one a 2012 Termanthia from Bodega Numanthia? The tinta de toro grapes that grow in extreme climates in Teso de los Carriles, Argujillo, bringing a powerful, fruity quality to the wine.
Some presents need to be cherished, looked after and appreciated several years later. Bringing a Château Cheval Blanc 2011 vintage as a gift is not only a memorable option; it shows compassion, patience and true devotion. This exquisite wine can be drunk now or carefully put away for the next twenty years for an even more special occasion.
You can never have too many decanters. The Bodega Numanthia decanter has a wide base and long neck to create maximum breathing room for wine. Not only is it useful to help the wine develop, it also looks great on the table. It’s décor you can drink from.
The deep ruby, red wine that is Newton Vineyard’s ‘Mount Veeder’ 2014, will please them just as much as a jewel. Made from 100% cabernet sauvignon grapes, Mount Veeder has a distinctive, velvet-like texture and a splendid cassis–cedar note that’s complex, yet vibrant.
To toast the 250th anniversary of French crystal warehouse Baccarat, perfumer Francis Kurkdjian has created two unique fragrances: The Baccarat Rouge 540 with soft notes of jasmin and grey amber and the Baccarat Rouge 540 ‘Extrait de parfum’, with a further layer of elegant white flowers.
A Thomas Pink bow tie is a stylish and useful present, especially if it’s ready-to-wear. Some may say it’s cheating, but it looks so good with its gorgeous velvet, he’ll think it’s fantastically vintage - straight out of a 1940’s film.