Big Banyan Wine pairing at Graze - Taj Vivanta MG RoadFriday, May 09, 2014Me! In words
And from here we moved to the main courses - the famous John Dory from Graze of course made an appearance on the menu, as did the chicken with mash and vegetables, Marubini and a wild mushroom risotto. The main courses were paired with a Big Banyan Limited Spring 2008 Shiraz which I simply must get my hands on. I have never been much of a red wine person, but there are a handful out there that make me nod in affirmative to a refill and this was one of them.
This is a superlative, bold wine, dry on the palate and with amazingly long legs that caress the body of your glass when you swirl it around. I may sound like a wine snob here, trust me am far from it. But I do love to learn the right way to appreciate a wine and the smell, swirl, smell, sip is truly the right way to go. And oh - when I say smell- do it the Lucio Matricardi way - have the rim of the glass completely envelope your nose and inhale deep.