The story is simply told. A tasting session between Thierry Boudinaud of Rhône producers Gabriel Meffre and British wine merchant Guy Anderson produced a wine that Anderson, using an affectionate British term to describe a big wine, called “a fat bastard.” A range of wines and a memorable name were born. This dry, firm Cabernet is packed with black currant and wood flavors and ripe fruits. “Limited Release” refers to the rarity of releases of this wine—the previous vintage was in 1998.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.