My girlfriend and I went to visit a good friend + S.O. in their new home. We had a nice meal of asparagus, then reindeer, then some nice cheeses. Since we mostly spent the time chatting, no proper notes:
Billecart-Salmon Rosé NV
Nice, savoury stuff. I like it alot. I just hate the price of almost 50 euros! IIRC it was only 30 a few years back - importer or the producer the greedy one?
Masi Costasera Amarone Classico 2001
Sweet. Nice enough, but soooo sweet. I've never really gotten the hang of Veneto.
With Boeuf Bourguignon:
Domaine Latour-Giraud Volnay Clos des Chênes 1er Cru 2000
Darkish for the grape. The nose is open and expressive with plentiful fruit, strawberry, a touch of oak and even alcohol showing through, but also some earthiness and savouriness and a hint of citrus. The palate is sweet, not very acidic on the mid-palate but the fruit is carried to good lengths by the acidity on the aftertaste. A very fine wine, though the slight whiff of alcohol on the nose distracts a little. As with many 2000s, this is drinking very well now.
I don't drink wine because of religious reasons ... only for other reasons.