2016 Fat Bastard Chardonnay

2016 Fat Bastard Chardonnay

Recommendations

You know the kind that used to be loved by everyone? Or they were, until the style changed and Chardonnay became lean and citrussy (instead of rich and buttery). 

The good news is that this Fat Bastard Chardonnay nails that old school rich style perfectly! 

Straight outta the north coast of California's wine growing heartland, it delivers everything that it says on the bottle and more. Big, bold, buttery and full of fruit and flavour, the wine is like a relic of a bygone era. 

Love what Geoff Merrill does? Or Scarborough White label? Then this Chardonnay is for you.

Expert Reviews

91 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitRichly fruited and generously expressed, the bouquet shows golden peach, apple custard, vanilla and roasted cashew characters, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that is supple and creamy. It is up front and flavoursome with delectable fruit flavours together with seductive oak nuances.

Tech stuff

Chardonnay
Fat Bastard
California
2016
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2025
Screw Cap

How's it taste?

Rich, full and creamy in texture, the palate is dominated by mouth-filling flavours of ripe peaches and apricots with honeycomb, traces of butterscotch, toasty oak and cinnamon spice then moving in. A lick of fresh acidity on the finish counterpoints the round textured mouthfeel and provides balance. Excellent length with a long conclusion of ripe peaches, apricots, infusions of honeycomb, light butterscotch, toasty oak and spicy cinnamon

How was it made?

From Monterey in northern California, made in a full bodied style.

Who made it?

The brainchild of Guy Anderson and Thierry Boudinaud, Fat Bastard Wines came into being via an exclamation, "Now that is what you call a Fat Bastard!" The comment came in response to a barrel of experimental Chardonnay that Thierry had left on lees for an extended maturation. Both Guy and Thierry felt that the wines had to be shared with the world, and so Fat Bastard Wines was born. Now, the pair work with wineries and vineyards from all over the world, sourcing fruit and juice from a myriad different regions and countries. But one factor remains the same: they make unapologetically full-bodied wines, packed with flavour and vibrancy.

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