5 Fab Bottled Gifts

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As far as we’re concerned, this is the ideal cold-weather Champagne, thanks to its notes of allspice and winter fruits, and an utterly celebratory effervescence. $135

2005 TAITTINGER COMTES DE CHAMPAGNE (750 ml)

One of my personal favorites for New Year’s Eve. Shows lovely balance, with a chinalike backbone of acidity, finely meshed with a creamy mousse and rich and toasty flavors of roasted hazelnut, creamed apple, lemon parfait and spun honey. A vein of smoky minerality echoes on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 700 cases imported. Wine Spectator. $159

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THE DALMORE SELECTED BY DANIEL BOULUD

The name on the label’s no marketing gimmick: The legendary chef himself was involved in the blending of this ultra-smooth, gorgeously balanced single-malt.$229.99

CAMUS VSOP COGNAC

Soft, subtle, creamy, and floral—what more could you ask for in a cognac? Especially one at this price: The bang for buck cannot be beat. $44.99

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PATRÓN  ANEJO TEQUILA (750 ML)

Elegant with a fresh bouquet of grapefruit, orange, and spearmint; shows excellent finesse in the finish. $49.99

 

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