Nothing quite goes with a night of watching movies at home like a glass of something decent so we were delighted a couple of weeks back when a selection of truly scrumptious Bordeaux wines arrived at the seenit offices.
Here at your favourite entertainment site we’re big fans of ‘old world’ wines but with a bit of discipline we managed not to guzzle them down in a single sitting but to savour each alongside a truly deserving film.
Our unexpected but very welcome gift contained:
Château Marotte 2009 (£7.49 Waitrose and www.waitrosewine.com)
With just the right amount of class but no delusions of grandeur, this white was the perfect accompaniment to Meet Joe Black in which the down to earth Bill Parish (Anthony Hopkins) has a healthy appreciation of the finer things in life.
Château Haut Langlade 2008 (£9.79 Tesco)
Unsure which film would best go with this red we cheated and had a quick sip before picking the flick. We then cheated further, to go with this smooth and fruity wine we eschewed Hollywood for the DVD release of Victoria Wood’s sadly underrated West End production of Acorn Antiques – some great song and dance numbers and a few cheeky gags made it the ideal viewing partner.
Château Caronne Ste Gemme 2006 (£13.99 Majestic Wines)
The accompanying notes told us this red was “slightly smoky on the palate, with ripe fruits, green peppers and subtle oak giving a well-rounded finish” which made it great company for the unbeatable Clint Eastwood Western Unforgiven with its subdued colours and sweeping wide shots.
Our favourite was the Château Haut Langlade but all three are certain to liven up a night in so if you too like a decent glass of wine, be sure to jot down the names for your next trip to the shops.