2001 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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The 2001 Port Vintage was a good one, yielding dark and well structured wines. While not generally declared, coming directly after the 2000 vintage, this was an excellent one nevertheless. Some outstanding Single Quinta wines were produced.

One of the wettest winters on record was followed by a moderately hot summer with light winds, which helped prevent disease. Harvest started at Quinta de Vargellas on September 17th and on the 20th in the Pinhao Valley, so rain on the 29th and again on the 5th of October affected only the tail end of the vintage. All in all, yields were up almost 30% over the preceding year.

David Guimaraens, Head Winemaker at Taylor's, Fonseca and Croft and the sixth generation of his family to make wines for Fonseca, wrote: “This year is certainly distinguished by being a year of larger production with a consistently high overall quality, as has not been seen since 1995.”
 
Italian: The 2001 Italian vintage caps off a remarkable string of outstanding vintages for Piedmont that began in 1996. During that relatively brief time period producers gained a great deal of knowledge and experience, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, a positive trend which continues today. In addition, 2001 featured the growing conditions in which Nebbiolo thrives: hot daytime temperatures alternating with cool nights. The favourable weather, along with producers' newfound sense of maturity, combined to produce an extraordinary set of wines. Simply put, for Barolo, 2001 is the most complete of the vintages between 1996 and 2001. These would make an excellent 20 year old wine gift for a birthday or anniversary celebration, and will keep well for years to come.
 
Bordeaux: This vintage is characterised by wines that are in a classic style, with high tannic qualities and with fresh acidity and medium body. The weather throughout the growing season was cool and cloudy. A mostly dry September and October allowed the late harvest of a large crop. The wines will be relatively slow to evolve given the relatively good acid and tannin levels.
 
Rhone: The 2001 Rhone valley vintage produced powerful, juicy wines with concentrated, ripe fruit and silky tannins. The vintage was marked by a dry summer which concentrated sugar levels and a cooler September which, due to the northerly winds, contributed very good acidity levels alongside ripe tannins. 2001 may be more complete than the 1998s, making it the best vintage here for a dozen years.

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Palmer Port

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20 Year Old Tawny Port
VWP exclusive | Was £34.95 | Now £24.95

The outstanding Palmer 20 year old Tawny Port - exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 20 Year tawny has a pronounced aroma intensity that is very rich with nuts and baked cherry. There is further complexity of nutmeg and cream. On the palate the wine is very balanced between acidity and sweetness that gives a luxurious mouthfeel. Lovely richness of fruitcake, fig, baked plum, caramel and toffee. There are also notes of plum, cherry, cooked strawberry. This port has a lovely, rich long finish.

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The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright protected from direct sunlight.
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Palmer Port, 2001

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
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A 50cl bottle of 2001 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Palmer Port. This is exclusive to Vintage Wine & Port.

This rare 2001 Port Wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 2001 harvest until it was bottled this year. This is an outstanding example of an aged tawny from a single year.

Tasting Notes: The 2001 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate, there is a lightness that is balanced by good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish.
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Palmer Port, 2001

Single Harvest Tawny Port
MAGNUM BOTTLE 1.5Lt

A Magnum bottle of 2001 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Palmer Port. This is exclusive to Vintage Wine & Port.

This rare 2001 Port Wine has been stored in seasoned oak casks since the 2001 harvest until it was bottled this year. This is an outstanding example of an aged tawny from a single year.

Tasting Notes: The 2001 Port from Palmer has a light oak colour. Much elegance on the nose with orange peel, walnuts, figs and a touch of honey. On the palate, there is a lightness that is balanced by good acidity. This port wine delivers a beautiful flavour supported by a long, long finish.
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Sandeman Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port

A n outstanding Tawny Port Wine from Sandeman Port. A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth.

Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities,
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2001 Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse

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Pauillac 5th Growth Classification
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A beautifully matured 2001 wine from Bordeaux.

From the outstanding 2001 vintage, the Grand Puy Ducasse is beautifully mature and in its drinking window. Bordeaux Wine. A compact wine, but quite fruity for this rustic property. A good value.According to Robert Parker: "Elegant, pleasant black currant aromas intermixed with cedar, spice, and oak emerge from this medium-bodied 2001 along with tell-tale cassis and cherry fruit. Soft tannin and low acidity" (06/04) According to the Wine Spectator: "This is a pleasing young red with blackberry, liquorice and vanilla character, medium body and a silky finish.
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Price: $84.37 USD
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Bahans Haut Brion, 2001

Pessac Leognan the 2nd wine of Ch. Haut Brion

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium ruby-red. Expressive nose combines red cherry, raspberry, minerals and flowers. Minerally and firm, with sound acids giving the flavors good definition. Fresh and lively wine, finishing with substantial tongue-dusting tannins. (5/2003)

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Price: $139.33 USD
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Brinsidi Rosso, 2001

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Price: $54.89 USD
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Burmester Port, 2001

20 Year Old Tawny Port
Includes Gift Tube

***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,2015***
***90 Points- Outstanding, Aggregated critic score***

Tasting Note:
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins. The aftertaste shows more of the wood ageing, giving sweet vanilla and nutty flavours.

Winemaking:
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port is made from old vines, being submitted to a careful ageing process in small oak casks. Over its 250-year history, Casa Burmester has perfected the classic process of blending wines and this is a magnificent example of its expertise.


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It can be appreciated as an aperitif or on any other occasion.
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Carema, 2001

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Le Tabbie - Orsolani

Carema is a red winemaking zone and boasts the king of Italian red grapes, Nebbiolo, as its leading varietal. The wine must comprise 85% of this variety, the remainder made up of a maximum 15% of authorized Piedmont red grapes. Ageing requirements are 36 months, of which 24 must be in wood, while the riserva must spend an extra six months in oak. Carema is a small mountainous area neighboring the Aosta Valley in the far northern corner of Piedmont, in north-western Italy. This unique viticultural landscape is situated in the province of Turin and was awarded its DOC classification in 1967. Similar to the steep,
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Chateau Branaire-Ducru, 2001

St Julien, 4th Growth Classification

A 2001 vintage Bordeaux wine. "First tasted in May 2002 out of barrel when it displayed a lush, spicy, ripe nose with a tang of orange peel. Another fine bottle in November 2003: a dense ripe nose with a touch of orange peel and anis. The palate displays fine concentration with good acidity, lots of tobacco and blackberry with a peppery finish. Very harmonious. Superb. Then at the IMW tasting in November 2005. I have always enjoyed this Branaire-Ducru since en primeur. A rich, opulent nose of sweet black fruits, orange zest and mocha, perhaps a little too open than I would like at this primordial stage.
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Price: $112.52 USD
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Chateau Caronne St Gemme, 2001

Haut Medoc, Cru Borgeois

The 2001 Caronne is a very impressive rustic style classic claret. it boasts a moderate peppery nose. Very tannic with spicy black fruits. Impressive on the palate with well-balanced with raspberry and a touch of black pepper and burnt toast. Good density with a simple, corpulent finish. An easy drinking high quality wine.
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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 2001

St Estephe, 2me Cru Classe

A 2001 vintage Bordeaux wine.
*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***

A beautiful effort, the 2001 Cos d’Estournel (65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot) exhibits a poised, noble bouquet of black currants, cedar, spice box, and liquorice. A hint of truffles emerges as it sits in the glass. Medium-bodied with sweet fruit (mostly black) and nicely integrated wood, it builds incrementally in the mouth, ending with a 50-second finish. Drink this stylish, restrained yet substantial claret over the next 15+ years.w Robert parker Wine Advocate
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Price: $181.55 USD
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Chateau de Fieuzal, 2001

Pessac-Leogan Blanc

The 2001 Chateau de Fieuzal Blanc is an interesting example of an aged white Bordeaux - In the bouquet yellow tropical fruits, vanilla, some nuts and smoky flavors. On the palate some glycerin, yellow fruits, nectarine, pineapple, honey, a touch of sweetness, good citrus and some vanilla in the finish

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Price: $63.29 USD
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Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou, 2001

St Julien 2me Cru Classe

A 2001 Bordeaux wine from Chateau Ducru Beaucaillou.

A quintessentially elegant effort, the 2001 offers notes of liquified minerals intermixed with raspberries and a hint of vanilla. This medium-bodied, moderately tannic, stylish wine recalls the excellent 1999 as well as the under-rated 1981. It is a blend of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc.
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Price: $237.84 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

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Chateau La Lagune, 2001

Haut Medoc, 3rd Growth Classification

A 2001 vintage Bordeaux Wine from Chateau La Lagune. The 2001 La Lagune reveals aromas of sweet and sour cherries, cedar, and balsam wood with toasty oak in the background. Medium-bodied, elegant, and refreshing.
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Price: $77.33 USD
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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 2001

Pauillac, 5ème Cru Classé

***92 Points - Neil Martin***
The first bottle of this was denuded of vitality and out of sorts (indeed this is a major problem with this vintage.) Not corked, but previous experience told me that it was not “happy” bottle. Fortunately I stayed for another to be opened and this far more representative. Ripe, dark berried fruits on the nose with touches of mulberry, briary, graphite and sous-bois. The palate is medium-bodied with a crisp entry, tarry black fruits on the entry, sharp acidity, very tight but that is probably because this bottle had just been opened. Very fine.The Wine Advocate.
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Price: $204.07 USD
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Chateau Marquis de Terme, 2001

Margaux, 4th Growth Classification

A 2001 vintage Bordeaux Wine produced by Chateau Marquis de Terme. A very tannic, structured wine with an opaque purple colour and a sweet creme de cassis nose intermixed with damp earth, vanilla, and liquorice, this relatively massive wine has mouth-searing levels of tannin, medium body, and a very backward style that will require considerable patience from its buyers.
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Price: $70.30 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

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Chateau Rayne Vigneau, 2001

Sauternes

This lovely 2001 Sauternes has a lovely medium golden colour, peaches, apricots pineapple immediately jump out in the glass, medium sweet with good acidity and great length, a keeper.
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Price: $70.30 USD
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Dolcetto d'Alba, 2001

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Bassarin di Neive - Bruno Giacosa

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Price: $125.26 USD
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Dolcetto d'Alba, 2001

Bric del Salto - Sottimano

A native black grape variety of Northern Italy grown almost exclusively in the provinces of Cuneo and Alessandria in Piedmont. It is relatively easy to cultivate, although it is susceptible to fungal diseases. It ripens before Barbera and Nebbiolo and is often grown in high north-facing sites which would be unsuitable for Nebbiolo. The finest Dolcetto wines come from grapes grown on soils rich with white marls, especially those found on the right bank of the River Tauro. The wines generally are low in tannins and acidity and are usually fruity and fragrant, often with hints of almonds.
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Price: $54.89 USD
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Fonseca Port, 2001

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port
Half Bottle 37.5cl.

From the very good 2001 vintage the Fonseca Panascal vintage port offers a deep purple/black color. Lovely plump, typically Fonseca, voluptuous. Delicious pungent jammy fruit - compote of cherry and black plum. Rich and creamy. Powerful, aromatic, rich fresh fruit nose. Nice touch of cedar. Again wonderfully plump, luscious jammy fruit coming through on the mouth. Fleshy, rich, rounded. A hint of liquorice. Great, yet smooth, tannins. Good volume and balance. Nice long, succulent, lingering finish.

Located on the steep right bank of the Távora River, Panascal is one of the most highly reputed vineyards in the Douro Valley.
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Price: $34.48 USD
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Gevrey Chambertin, 2001

1er Cru Domaine Pascal Lachaux

The wines have been made by Pascal Lachaux for some 20 years. The Domaine’s wine has always been good but its quality and reputation are sharply rising. A new winery, cellar upgrade and an acquisition of a parcel of the Grand Cru Latricieres Chambertin have all contributed.
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Price: $126.59 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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Graham's Port, 2001

20 Year Old Tawny Port 20cl small bottle

Graham's represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony. With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, the 20 year old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.

Graham's 20 Years Old pairs extremely well with nuts, dried fruits and fruitcake, but is also delicious as an accompaniment to vanilla ice cream or creme brulee.
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Price: $16.87 USD
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Graham's Port, 2001

20 Year Old Tawny Port (4.5 LT BOTTLE)

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 4.5LT SPECIAL EDITION

Graham's 20 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of 534 litres until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.
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Price: $406.73 USD
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Graham's Port

20 year old Tawny Port (Includes Graham's Gift Tube as illustrated)

***92 Points critics' Score, Aggregated***

Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony.
With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, Graham's 20 Years Old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.
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Price: $49.19 USD
Stock: 40 in Stock

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