2001 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: The 2001 port was a good vintage yielding dark and well structured wines. Not generally declared but an excellent vintage nevertheless coming after the 2000 vintage. Some excellent single quinta wines were produced.

One of the wettest winters on record, Pinhao recorded 1,057mm (17.3”). 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. 10mm of rain on the 29th and again on the 5th of October affected only the end of the vintage. Yields were up almost 30% over 2000. David Guimaraens 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 wines 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 favorable 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.


 
Bordeaux: 2001 wine : 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 contributed allowed the late harvest of a large crop. The wines will be relatively slow to evolve given the relatively good acid and tannin levels.
 

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2001 Burmester Port, 2001

Colheita Port
Presented in branded wooden case
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We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2001 Burmester colheita port has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress and coffee. Full-bodied with a great balance, a smooth palate that reflects the nose and a fine long length. This single vintage tawny is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance.
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2001 Chateau Sociando Mallet, 2001

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Medoc Cru Grand Bourgeois
Presented in Oak Gift Box
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"This Haut-Medoc performed spectacularly on the two occasions I tasted it from bottle, even eclipsing its impressive showing from cask. It looks to be every bit as powerful as the 2000 ... not an easy achievement. A fabulous sleeper of the vintage, it tastes more like a first-growth than an unclassified offering. Its inky/blue/purple color is accompanied by a spectacular bouquet of lead pencil shavings, ink, blackberries, cedar, and earth. Full-bodied, with terrific texture, fabulous concentration, and moderately high tannin, this massive, atypical 2001 must be tasted to be believed. A brilliant achievement! Anticipated maturity: 2008-2020+.
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2001 Chateau Tour St Bonnet, 2001

Medoc Cru Bourgeois
Presented in a leather-effect Gift Box

From the excellent 2001 wine vintage, this reliable cru bourgeois estate consistently produces some of the most reliable wine in its class. The 2001 is a dark purple-coloured wine with powerful, ripe, earthy, blackcurrant aromas. Dense, with fine sweetness on the attack, a high tannin level, medium body, and good purity. It will continue to provide delicious drinking for a few more years.


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2001 Fonseca Port, 2001

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port
Presened in a leather-effect gift box

The 2001 Fonseca Quinta do Panascal is a classically-made vintage Port. This will mature to become more mellow but is tasting beautifully right now, offering layers of succulent hedgerow fruit and warm, exotic spice. The wines of Quinta do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture.

Quinta do Panascal dates back to the 18th century and is the most important single vineyard wine estate of the prestigious Port Wine Company “Fonseca Guimaraens”.
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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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Barbaresco, 2001

Teo Costa - Lancaia

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.
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Barros Port, 2001

Colheita Port

The Barros from the excellent 2001 vintage is full-bodied, soft and velvety with distinctive flavours of dried fruit, which persist forever.
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Cabernet Sauvignon (I), 2001

Madonna delle Vittorie

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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Calem Port, 2001

Colheita Port

The 2001 Calem Colheita reveals a bouquet of vanilla, honey and nuts. A soft texture on the palate with a long finish.
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Chateau Branaire-Ducru, 2001

St Julien, 4th Growth Classification

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. The palate is well-balanced with blackberry, mocha again and a touch of fresh fig.
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Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere, 2001

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Grand Cru Classe St Emilion

*** 92 Points Robert Parker ***

Made in a structured, tannic, restrained style (representative of the vintage’s overall personality), this medium to full-bodied 2001 exhibits scents of espresso roast, cedar, chocolate, black currants, and cherries. With sweet but noticeable tannin, exceptional multilayered flavors, and excellent texture, elegance as well as purity, it will be at its finest between 2005-2013.

Score: 92 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

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Chateau Cissac, 2001

Medoc, Cru Bourgeois

The 2001 has a good rich colour - browning just a little at the rim. This bottle demands patience when opening as it needs time to develop. Good blackcurrant nose. Plum, damson on the palate with balancing blackcurrant acidity. Dusty tannins on the end palate at first but the tannin softened in the glass, even without food.
With food it is excellent. Rich fruit, good acidity, a good partner.
This is the beauty of decent Cru Bourgeois Bordeaux if stored well - it makes demands on the taster (patience and consideration). Not a wine from those who prefer to 'pop and pour' who miss out on most of the quality and character.
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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 2001

St Estephe, 2me Cru Classe

*** 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 licorice. 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. Robert parker Wine Advocate
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Chateau de la Riviere, 2001

Fronsac

Very mature Bordeaux. Fairly full bodied and creamy on the palate, plenty of tannins present though, showing some plum flavours. Medium finish.
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Chateau La Lagune, 2001

Haut Medoc, 3rd Growth Classification

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 La Source, 2001

Bordeaux

Delicious traditional claret style that is increasingly rare but a joy when you come across it. Raspberry and blackcurrant fruit is tempered by the classic savoury aromas of tobacco and mineral. The palate is neat, elegant, and refreshing, as bordeaux should be.
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Chateau Lafon Rochet, 2001

St Estephe 4th Growth Classification

This has a lifted, complex more extrovert nose of blackberry, cranberry, green pepper and freshly tilled earth. Full-bodied, sinewy and masculine but this has great concentration with good acidity
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Chateau Marquis de Terme, 2001

Margaux, 4th Growth Classification

A very tannic, structured wine with an opaque purple color and a sweet creme de cassis nose intermixed with damp earth, vanilla, and licorice, 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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Chateau Poujeaux, 2001

Moulis (Medoc) Cru Grand Bourgeois

*** 89 Points - Robert Parker ***

"Consistently one of the finest efforts from Moulis, the deep ruby/plum/garnet-colored 2001 Poujeaux offers notes of sweet red and black fruits intermixed with hints of figs, cedar, and flowers. Medium-bodied, with excellent concentration, sweet tannin, and well-integrated wood and acidity, it is surprisingly forward and approachable for a wine from this estate.
Score: 89 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004

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Chateau Tour de By, 2001

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Medoc Cru Bourgeois

One of the most important Cru Bourgeois of the Medoc. A juicy meaty wine, full of fruit with a pinch of spice & integrated toasted oak. A superb fruity & subtle wine. This has some age & is great value for a wine of this class.
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Chateau Troplong Mondot, 2001

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

The 2001 Chateau Troplong Mondot shows smoke, earth, stone, black cherry and truffle. With air, the medium/full bodied, sensuous, wine filled out in the glass while becoming softer, with more richness. Ready to drink and close to maturity, ends with fresh blackberry and spicy plum sensations.*Jeff Leve, The wine Cellar Insider*


"This estate continues to merit substantial praise. Let’s hope in the upcoming revised Classification of the Wines of St.-Emilion, Troplong Mondot merits elevation to Premier Grand Cru Classe, which it has deserved for some time. Not far off the pace of the spectacular 2000, the 2001 is performing even better from bottle than it was from cask.
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Chateau Trotte Vielle, 2001

St Emilion Premiere Grand cru Classe

Château Trotte Vieille, alternately Château Trottevieille, is a Bordeaux wine producer from the appellation Saint-Émilion, ranked Premier grand cru classé B in the Classification of Saint-Émilion wine. The estate is located in the Right Bank of France’s Bordeaux wine region in the commune of Saint-Émilion, in the department Gironde.

Deep colour, beautifully poised fruit, fine texture with balance and length on the finish and good depth of fruit. This wine has a reserved but elegant style.
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Chateau Yquem, 2001

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe

Only 10,000 cases of Yquem were made in this great Sauternes vintage. A truly remarkable effort from this fine property.


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Christian Moueix, 2001

St Emilion Private Reserve Grand Vin de Bordeaux

Full bodied with plenty of fruit, similar to an Australian Shiraz. Medium tannins with soft medium finish.
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Diano d'Alba, 2001

Bricco Maiolica

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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