2015 red Burgundy from Clark Foyster

If the Clark Foyster 2015 red Burgundy tasting provided a snapshot of the 2015 vintage in the Cotes de Nuits – what a beautiful, exciting, lustrous snapshot that was! The samples I tasted had all the unbridled pleasure of the 2014s, but with a firmer structure and stronger definition of the origins of the wines. … Continue reading 2015 red Burgundy from Clark Foyster

Yummy Yarra

I wrote this post last week. As I was about to post it the Elitistreview Server went totally tits up. My computer department (The Editor) was too busy earning a living so we could… well… live to fix it until now. Elitistreview is now back on a fresh, clean, brand-spanking, new server so you can … Continue reading Yummy Yarra

A nutter for Nuits

I am currently changing antipsychotic medication. This requires tapering down the dose of the evil, rejected antipsychotic and then slowly increasing the dose of the new, fantastic medication. Currently, I am taking the lowest dose of the rejected antipsychotic and have only one more day at this level before starting something more useful. This means … Continue reading A nutter for Nuits

Basically brilliant Burgundy

Freddie Esmonin cannot go on like this forever. People must be leaving bags on dried tannin on his door-step. He must get notes pushed through his letterbox urging him to press, press, until the pips cry for mercy! At harvest time, attempts are made to switch his hutts with ones filled with screamingly ripe grapes. … Continue reading Basically brilliant Burgundy

Manow – stunning Thai food

A couple of months ago there was some terrible news: the owner of the Bangkok Brasserie and the Bengal Sage, the best Thai and Indian restaurants I had ever eaten at, had run into tax difficulties and was closing his restaurants! This was heartbreaking news; these two restaurants, the Bangkok Brasserie in particular, were two … Continue reading Manow – stunning Thai food

Good Lord! A lovely Zind-Humbrecht wine

Now, let us make one thing abundantly clear, I have loathed Zind-Humbrecht wines with furious intensity since about 2005. At my own urging I purchased piles of 1989, 1990 then 1995 – largely Riesling but I had a little flirt with Pinot Gris as well. Then, at the urging of *spit* Robert Parker, I threw … Continue reading Good Lord! A lovely Zind-Humbrecht wine