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
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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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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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Barbera d'Asti, 2001

Bric dei Banditi - Franco M. Martinetti

Barbera d'Asti is a wine of prestige, rich colours that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Barbera d'Asti, 2001

Francesco Capetta

Barbera d'Asti is a wine of prestige, rich colours that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
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Brinsidi Rosso, 2001

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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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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 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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Chateau Haut Bailly, 2001

Graves Grand Cru Classe

** 92 Points (Outstanding ) Neil Martin ***

Reviews:
"Tasted at Berry Brother & Rudd’s vertical. The 2001 is more expressive and generous on the nose than the 2000 and for me, it exudes more Graves-like character thanks to the 65% Cabernet Sauvignon. There are scents of blackberry, pencil shaving, a touch of fresh black olive with tertiary aromas developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied but rounder, perhaps fatter than the previous vintage. Blackberry, graphite, a saline tang and touches of white pepper towards the finish that fans out nicely. Tasted October 2011.
92 Neal Martin, RobertParker.
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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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Chateau Latour, 2001

Pauillac 1er Grand Cru Classe

Many regard Latour as the greatest of Bordeaux's Premier Crus. Their 2001 as been described as 'sensational', 'luscious' and 'exciting'. It's beautifully concentrated and impeccably balanced, with just the right amount of chewy tannin and fruit extraction, but with a slightly gentle level of acidity. Gobs of cassis and blackberry compote sit with smoky oak, mineral notes and a whiff of leather. Some regard it as the wine of the vintage.

Reviews: Tasted blind at the chateau, the 2001 continues to be an exceptional wine, one of the finest in the vintage. It has a wonderful, graphite-tinged nose that unfurls beautifully with blackberry and touch of dried orange peel with more noticeable cigar box aromas than I have noticed before.
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Chateau Leoville Barton, 2001

St Julien 2eme Cru Classe

** 92 points - Robert Parker ***

Reviews"Consistent from bottle (I tasted it three times), this is an outstanding offering, although not quite at the prodigious level of the 2000. Civilized and approachable for a young Leoville-Barton, it exhibits a saturated plum/purple color along with classic Bordelais aromas of damp earth, creme de cassis, smoke, vanillin, and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with high but well-integrated tannin, and a long, 40+ second finish, it should turn out to be a brilliant effort, and one of the stars of the Medoc. However, patience is essential. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020.
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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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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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Dolcetto d'Alba, 2001

Sandrone Luciano

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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