A Smooth Argentinian Red Wine Not to be Missed
The Fat Bastard Malbec wine sourced from Mendoza is something worth tempting your palate with. The 2018 vintage is drinking exceptionally well in its youth or will be suitable to cellar for a couple of years… if you can resist.
Here, Summer Hill Wine Shop gives their review of Fat Bastard’s Mendoza red. Learn what to expect from your bottle and what to pair it with. You may want a couple of bottles (one to open straight away and one to keep). It is the perfect bottle of wine to have ready for unexpected dinner guests.
Wine Makers and Argentinian Vineyards
Fat Bastard has never been known to create wines that lack quality or depth of flavour and they certainly don’t disappoint with their 2018 Malbec from Mendoza.
Fat Bastard sources the purest fruits and grape varieties from the world’s best winegrowing regions. Sourcing fruit from these regions lets the winemaker create wines of high quality, diversity and unique flavour. This Fat Bastard Malbec was made from ripe fruits grown in Mendoza, Argentina, South America. Warm days, cool nights and the high altitude make for ideal vineyard growing conditions.
What to Expect From the Fat Bastard Malbec
This easy-drinking Malbec is a medium-bodied smooth wine. In the first taste, expect dark fruits such as blueberry and mature plum and a sweetness akin to Ribena.
Bouquet: This Malbec has aromas of blackberries, black cherries and fresh tobacco.
Body: It has a rich texture which lends to it being a little unctuous but has a good balance of acidity.
Finish: A refreshing finish with fine tannins. It is a little dry, but not harsh. The tannins give it a good structure and excellent fruit purity. Look out for a slight smokiness in the aftertaste.
Food to Pair with: This wine pairs perfectly with BBQ’s, pulled meats and roasts. If you are hosting a vegetarian, cook them up a rich mushroom dish and fill up their glass with this smooth red.
The name of this wine may catch some by surprise, and for generation Y, it will likely be the very reason they buy it in the first place. The complexity of this wine will satisfy even the most refined palates.
Where to Get Your Bottle of Fat Bastard
If you are in Sydney, drop into the Summer Hill Wine Shop for your bottle of Fat Bastard Malbec. Out of town or no time to come in? No worries. Order online and get your bottles delivered to your front door. If you’d like to try some of our other top picks, contact us for suggestions or browse our blog for regular reviews.
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Summer Hill Wine Shop
Address: 7 Lackey St, Summer Hill, NSW, 2130
Phone: (02) 9798 7282