On a recent trip to the United States I had the pleasure of staying in one of San Fransico's best hotels, the Fairmont. While sitting in the lobby bar ready to relax and enjoy a glass of wine I noticed the below page in the menu that advertised three Robert Oatley wines that could be purchased by the glass or in a flight of all three.
Read the tasting notes for the Shiraz and the last food pairing suggested...
"a hint of seabreeze" ? Oh please... that is some classic wine BS! I am also highly sceptical of the person who suggested it to be paired with fish, particularly when it is following on from the Pinot Grigio, a much safer pairing with fish and seafood as it already suggests.
Part of me wonders if an Aussie wrote this for his own personal amusement. Chuckling with his buddies at the fact that a fancy hotel famous for being where Marilyn Monroe visited John F Kennedy, accessing his room via a secret entry in the Penthouse Library, is suggesting to its guests that Australian Shiraz has weather elements on the palate and that metallic taste they may pick up when enjoying it with fish somehow enhances the experience.