Brouwerij Drie Fonteinen

3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze

I rarely post beer because I have a separate app for that. However, I will make exceptions for lambic. To my palate, Drie Fonteinen is amongst the last great Lambic breweries and Geuze blenders. I was very fortunate to travel to the brewery last summer and it was like a pilgrimage of sorts. Unfortunately, I never got their while Armand was still alive. That being said, his spirit of very much there. This oude gueze is Blend No. 37 • season 18|19 originating from 2016, 2017 and 2018 Lindemans wort. It was poured from a 375mL at just below room temp. A nice little pop from the cork. Light effervescence. Apricots, grapefruit, lemons, horse blanket. Good acid. Long finish. Refreshing. World class. — a year ago

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Very good stuff, we drink it here as well.


Bin 5532 Vintage Port 1978

These old Vintage Ports from the likes of Lindemans live forever. Rancio spirity aromas with dried fruit raisin notes. A thick mouthfeel - goes to all corners - of profound intensity. Notes of cough medicine which is not unusual. Will still be going strong in a decade or two. — 4 years ago

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Hunter River Burgundy Shiraz Bin 5662 1977

I think it is bin 5600, but I may be wrong since the label is really little left
However Lindemans has never let me down, no matter how far back in time I have been
This was my wife birth vintage and it was amazing
Complex and fresh, obviously on the tertiary notes, but truly outstanding and not tiring at all to drink
— 6 years ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano amazing isn’t it how these old Hunters which are barely medium weight live for ages. I had a 1952 Mt Pleasant (my birth year) made by the legendary Maurice OShea when it was nearly 50 years old and it was awesome !
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I wish I can tell you one day that I taste one of the O’Shea wine
You been lucky
Good in you
But anyway yes yes yes Hunter Valley is always my little OZ treat for myself 😊

Brouwerij Lindemans

Cuvée René Oude Gueuze Lambic Beer 2018

Excellent Belgian sour. First beer I've had with a cork.

Sparkling gold in the glass with a sherry aroma. A beer to sip and savour.

•6% ABV• July23, 2021
— 3 years ago

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Lots of beer with cork there = often $

James Halliday

Hunter River Traminer Riesling 1979

Actually a cleanskin of the Lindemans bin 5687 Traminer Riesling and I am not sure if the Riesling was instead a semillon at that stage.
The wine was absolutely past its peak, but had some freshness and a long after taste.
Bought on auction from James Halliday' cellar collection.
1979 was a great vintage in Hunter Valley
Surely happy I tried, but not the greatest.

After 4 hrs I go back on the remaining half btl of the wine which was left unattended on the kitchen bench with a random cork inserted since its own obviously crumbed at the opening.
Well, don't ask me, but the wine has opened up aromas earlier hidden of white chocolate, macadamia, hay, ginger, apricot jam, a bountiful of flowers, lemon grass, English breakfast tea and so much more. Not so sweet at all and very enjoyable now. Definitely something I might not be able to experience again perhaps.
— 4 years ago

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Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Great experimentation Cec. There would be some hidden gems in Halliday’s huge cellar.
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@Bob McDonald I feel like I will pour some in the sink😄😄, but the good ones are going to be unforgettable. I did get some old whites from the Hunter that might be fireworks...or not😅

Robert Oatley

Margaret River Chardonnay 2016

An excellent modern rendition of Margaret River Chardonnay. Oak is there but not overpowering blending nicely with the stone fruit. Robert And Sandy Oatley became billionaires when they sold Rosemount to Southcorp (Penfolds and Lindemans) and since then Rosemount hardly exists 😟😟. Anyway this is their new venture on a much smaller scale. Bob Oatley died in 2016 aged 87. Apart from Wine the Oatleys have a huge legacy with ocean yacht racing with “Wild Oats” winning 8 Sydney to Hobart line honours. — 6 years ago

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I wish I were in the first class lounge! Can’t break that business class barrier!
Bob McDonald

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@TheSkip it’s a rare experience for me to Skip.

Brouwerij Lindemans

Cuvée René Oude Geuze

Musty basement, garden hose, subtle apricot. A classic. — 3 years ago

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Philip Shaw

N° 11 Orange Chardonnay 2014

Pale Lemon in colour. Some initial caramel notes, light fruited and light weight from the cool climate Orange district. On the palate under ripe nectarine with grapefruit notes - quite a delicate Chardonnay with light acids. Has Medium intensity for Its light palate weight. Philip Shaw has quite the CV as a winemaker. From Chief Winemaker at the huge Lindemans, headhunted by the Oatleys to be Chief Winemaker at Rosemount which became a world wide brand before being sold to Southcorp (now Treasury) for a fortune to the Oatleys, and a stint with Treasury all the while developing his vineyard at Orange now run by his sons and he has gone on to his next venture. He has collected International Winemaker of the Year twice in 1988 and 2000. — 4 years ago

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Brouwerij Lindemans

Framboise Respberry Lambic Beer


Classic Dance of Sweet & Sour — 5 years ago

Brouwerij Lindemans

Cassis Lambic Black Currant

True to fruit character, the leaf flavor might throw people off though — 6 years ago