2001 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: The 2001 was a good vintage for Port, yielding dark and well structured wines. While not generally declared, this was an excellent vintage nevertheless coming directly after the 2000 vintage, and some excellent 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 18 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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2001 Burmester Port

Colheita Port
Presented in branded wooden case
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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

Medoc Cru Grand Bourgeois
Presented in Oak Gift Box

*** 93 Points Robert Parker ***

"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.
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2001 Port Duo

2x75cl A bottle of Quinta Do Noval Silval vintage port and a bottle of Burmester Colheita Port
Presented in a double leather-effect gift box

This beautiful gift set comprises of two bottles of fine 2001 port and shows the diversity of premium port styles. It includes two superb examples one of a vintage port and one of a barrel aged port, both presented in a double dark mocha leather effect gift box with silk liner as illustrated. One to drink and one to keep!

2001 Quinta Do Noval Silval Vintage Port
This eccentric late release (the wine was bottled in 2003) was made entirely from grapes of Quinta do Silval, and selected high grade "A" vineyard in Cima Corgo, in the heart of the Douro Valley. Note: The 2001 Silval is characterised by a very seductive bouquet, vibrant fruit and silky tannins, making this an unusually attractive and accessible young Vintage Port.
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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: $152.40 USD
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Barbera d'Alba, 2001

Castellinaldo - Emilio Marsaglia

Barbera d'Alba is a wine of prestige, rich colors 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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Biondi Santi, 2001

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Brunello di Montalcino "il greppo"

Exceptional vintage. Weather conditions at Greppo: January, February, March, April, May cold and wet; June, July and August dry and hot. September had replenishing rains at the beginning of the month. The harvest started in the second decade and was dry and cold. Grapes were mature rich in color extracts and acidity. We produced both the “Annata” and the “Riserva”. Only grapes that come from the Estate vineyards are vinified. Uncork and pour out a bit of wine from the bottles at least 8 hours before serving.
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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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Price: $37.08 USD
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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 Grand Puy Ducasse, 2001

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

From the outstanding 2001 vintage - 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 suggest it should be drunk over the next 6-7 years." (06/04) According to the Wine Spectator: "This is a pleasing young red with blackberry, licorice and vanilla character, medium body and a silky finish. A slightly forgotten château. Best after 2006." (03/04) K&L's notes - Compact wine, but quite fruity for this rustic property. A good value.
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Price: $76.78 USD
Stock: 23 in Stock

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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 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 Pichon-Longueville, Baron, 2001

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Pauillac 2me Cru Classe

*** 93/100 - Robert Parker ***
A very successful effort for this vintage in the Medoc, this deep ruby/purple-colored Pauillac exhibits class/nobility/breed along with black currant liqueur, licorice, and incense notes. Sweet, expansive, fleshy, and medium to full-bodied, with good structure, ripe tannin, and a long, 30-35 second finish, it can be drunk now, but will be even better in 2-3 years; it will last for 12-15 years. I had this wine three separate times out of bottle, and it is performing significantly better than it did from cask.
Score: 93 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 20
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Price: $152.40 USD
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Chateau Tour de By, 2001

New

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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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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Dolcetto, 2001

Cà Viola Giuseppe

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: $49.95 USD
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Dolcetto d'Alba, 2001

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Sottimano - Bricco del Salto
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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: $32.02 USD
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Feuerheerd Port, 2001

Colheita Port

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.

Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
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Price: $44.76 USD
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Gattinara, 2001

Nervi - Vigneto Molsino

Gattinara is a red Italian wine produced from Nebbiolo grapes grown within the boundaries of the commune of Gattinara which is located in the hills in the north of the province of Vercelli, northwest of Novara in the Piedmont region. The wine is made from a minimum of 90% Nebbiolo grapes and is renowned for its longevity. Notes: a meaty, chunky wine with a subtle, clean nose. Hints of tar and bark, with undertones of cherries, rose petals and smooth tannins.
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