What started as a glorious exclamation ("My God, it's a Fat Bastard!") from winemaker Thierry Boudinaud during a tasting in Southern France has become an internationally known and highly successful wine brand. Since that fateful day in the cellar, Fat Bastard from the Languedoc in South Western France has been irreverently producing "remarkably full bodied" Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and has landed here in Australia to delight palates and ruffle feathers.
This full bodied pinot delivers on its name. Delicate aromas featuring black and red fruit with hints of orange chocolate, ramp up to a full flavoursome pinot noir, with lashings of dark cherry and stewed rhubarb notes. Good balancing acidity, tannin and palate persistence round out this French gem. Enjoy with the quintessential pinot partner, barbecued duck breast with quince paste jus.
The palate is full as expected, showing plenty of dark cherry and stewed rhubarb notes. The wine is quite clearly Pinot Noir, albeit a rather full flavoured one, and finishes with balancing acidity and tannin and good palate persistence.
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