User #60,704 signed up 9/18/2008 and last accessed 5/29/2015

FransS Is a Fan(2)

  1. Paul S

    Paul S

    6,873 Tasting Notes

  2. pabernatchez


    38 Tasting Notes

Fans Of FransS(20)

1 to 3 of 20

  1. JonnyG


    923 Tasting Notes

  2. asgerG


    960 Tasting Notes

  3. CabIsKing


    678 Tasting Notes


Friends of FransS(2)

  1. Sinegal Estate

    Sinegal Estate

    9 Tasting Notes

  2. Bam_Man


    698 Tasting Notes

Member since September 2008

Locale: Haarlem, Netherlands
Favorite region: Burgundy, Bordeaux, Northern Rhone, Port region
Dream wine: 1959 Mouton-Rothschild; perfection in every way
Wine lover for appr. 40 years. Once in the mid eighties winner with my team of the yearly Prix St. Hubert.
I possess a cellar of 1600-1700 bottles; mostly French (Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone) Vintage Port and very old Cognac; also some lovely Italian, Spanish, German and Australian bottles. I have a large collection of '52's Bordeaux/Burgundy (my year of birth), as of '53 (my wife's year of birth). I write wine articles and I organize Master Classes. For me cellartracker will defeat the individual global wine tasters due its collectivity and the high level of numerous tasting notes.

  • 1994 Warre Porto Vintage

    The fruit exploded in the glass with the impression of a very recently bottled Port. I took it for a 2008 I recently tasted the Fonseca LB unfiltered). When Loek showed me the vintage it was less difficult for me to 'unwrap' the style of the house, Dow or Warre, thick, fat fruit, medium sweet, less than Graham, a bit more than Fonseca, less severe than Taylor, very good balance, missing maybe slightly a complex core, but nevertheless a joy withe the selection of cheeses Saskia made. You can enjoy this vintage port now, but if you can wait a few years it will become rewarded.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • 1979 Les Forts de Latour

    Unbelievable, beating the Terreus '03 and the Clinet '05, This Les Forts was so easily to recognize as Latour or Les Forts with its magical cigarbox expression. I was wrong with the vintage, guessing '71 or '85. This wine from a modest vintage had the Latour bouquet, just that slightly severe taste and body with impressions (still!) of dark fruit, very good backbone, long aftertaste, no frays due to age. To repeat, unbelievable; only Latour can do this. My advice, enjoy your remaining bottles soon. A perfect choice of my friend Loek.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • 2007 Henri Boillot Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Clos de la Mouchère

    At first, 2007 isn't 2009 and Boillot is not Coche-Dury. In one weekend I tasted this wine versus the Puligny Les Enseignères '09. To be the defeated it can still mean that it was a lovely wine, a bit shy in the start, growing power in the midataste and quite balanced, not showing age, but (I have to admit) I couldn't find the expression of chardonnay suggesting it was a Loire wine. A very good (2007) wine, drink now.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 1,322 Tasting Notes

View 3 Tasting Stories

Message Board Post Public Message

  • mattyboy_ says:

    9/8/2013 1:35:00 PM - Thank you Frans for the kind words. I really enjoy your tasting notes. As a fairly new wine drinker, I always look to follow those with authority on the subject of wine as a means of gaining mentorship. Thanks for sharing and cheers! Greetings from Seattle, Matthew.

  • Bam_Man says:

    3/13/2013 10:06:00 AM - Thank you FransS. I like your tasting notes too. Very thoughtful and concise. Cheers!

  • FransS says:

    3/13/2013 8:50:00 AM - Bam_Man, I like your style of tasting and analyzing; so I like you as a wine friend. Gr. FransS