The Fat Bastard Wine Company

E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2004

A few hours in the decanter served well to reveal what my favorite La La is all about. Finessed, elegant and seductive with complex aromatics of blackberry jam, campfire smoke, exotic spices, bacon fat and violets. It expands on the palate with great intensity, a caressing silky texture and a long and vibrant finish. Still young. — 4 months ago

Jan, Shay and 4 others liked this

Rene Rostaing

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2001

Reddish tawny, Translucent. Medicinal nose. Slate, bacon fat, cherries some menthol. Rich and powerful. Silky. Long finish. Everything you want in a Cote-Rotie. At peak and in a perfect drinking window. — a year ago

Tom, Severn and 22 others liked this

Rene Rostaing

Ampodium Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2015

Drinking beautifully with a Northern appellation feel to it, more Brune and schistous to me. Would love to know all the lieu dits that contribute and their proportion in the final blend. Its darken fruit profile, meaty/smokey and forest notes make the argument that it’s of northern origin. Its opening up for now there’s a rich stream of dark black fruits reminiscent of Black raspberry liquor, soaked plums, almost prune, and overripe black berry/cherry. There’s still freshness to the fruit however, nothing ox’d or decaying. Singed cedar, leather, ash, roasted meat and animal come next, followed by the garrigue and bacon fat. Threads of eastern spices and of course pepper. It elusive now, the aromas coming and going. Palate has some lovely richness and bones to accompany it well, never pushy, always with restraint and nerve. Reminds me of Barolo. Great “basic” cuvée for Rostaing this vintage. Day 2 this really got going, much more harmony and focus on the nose. Loads of bitter root and pastille notes developing among its dark content. Very delicious — 2 years ago

Keith, Josh and 3 others liked this

Staffelter Hof

Little Bastard White Blend

sparkling, dry, light, cidre-esque, pear, grapefruit — 3 months ago

Kaesler

Old Bastard Barossa Valley Shiraz 2014

125 year old vines make up of this famous Australian shiraz. Full bodied and rich in flavour. Dark berries, chocolate, crushed rock and wood. — 6 months ago

Eric, Fabian and 1 other liked this

Reynvaan Family Vineyards

In the Rocks Syrah 2016

Very minimal funk in comparison to the cayuse/horsepower but the minerality is nice. Great wine. Bacon fat, floral, gravely. — 6 months ago

Shay, Hugh and 17 others liked this
Mike R

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Cayuse - you lucky WA dog - bravo
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@Mike R definitely the house favorite these days!

Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 1990

Color shows clear maturity, but on palate minerality, touch of sulphuri (burnt match) as well, round, and moderately fat fruit, with still excellent acidity, solid, long finish, mature but still quite fine!! — 4 months ago

Jim Powers
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Ira, Aravind and 8 others liked this

Tobin James

Fat Boy Paso Robles Zinfandel 2015

This is a jam bomb. Dark blueberries, clove, milder tannins. Pairs very well with spicy food. — 6 months ago

Ron and Eddie liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah

Superb. Needed something to stand up to a bone in rib eye as well as an unruly 1 year old. Deep garnet color. Lot of berries on the nose with hints of smoke and bacon fat. Beautiful long tannic finish. — a year ago

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