Fat Bastard Fat Bastard Merlot, 2008
Bonified Fat Bastard. Remarkably full bodied. The origin of the Fat Bastard: Good friends Thierry (renowned French winemaker) & Guy (British wine industry rebel) created Fat Bastard almost by accident. It started out as an experiment Thierry had been doing in the back of his cellar, leaving a barrel on the lees (yeast cells). He didn't know what to expect, but when the friends tried the wine Thierry exclaimed - Now zat iz what you call eh phet bast-ard! (Read with a strong French accent). This very British expression perfectly described the wine's wonderful color and round, rich palate so that's what they called it. No-one remembers exactly where the hippo came from. Bottled by The Fat Bastard Wine Company. Alc 13% by vol. Product of France.