2001 Wine and Port Vintage

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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 19 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 Pocas Port, 2001

Colheita (Single Harvest) Port
Includes Pocas open Gift Box

This 2001 Port from Pocas has been rated as outstanding by wine critics.

This wood-aged Port is at a halfway point between the fruit of a young wine and the more woody, dried-fruit character of a mature Colheita. That makes for a wine that has some red fruits as well as raisins, with acidity both from the fruitiness and from the wood. Like any tawny Colheita, this wine is ready to drink.-91 pts Wine Enthusiast-

. 91 points in Wine Enthusiast Magazine
. 92 points in Wine Spectator Magazine
. 17 points in Revista de Vinhos
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Price: $47.21 USD
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Assaje, 2001

Capichera - Rognedda

A 2001 vintage Italian wine. The Ragneddas have resided in the town of Arzachena in the Gallura zone of Capichera since the 19th century. Situated on the northeastern coast of the island of Sardegna, Gallura is known for its important history of viticulture; new research has revealed that it may have been the origin of wine cultivation in Europe millennia ago. However, over time, there hadn't been an established producer that was respected for its consistently high quality wines. That is until 1970, when the Ragnedda family decided to convert some of its pastures to vineyards and founded ‘Capichera’.
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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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Biondi Santi, 2001

Brunello di Montalcino "il greppo"

A 2001 vintage Italian wine. This was an 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 colour extracts and acidity. We produced both the “Annata” and the “Riserva”. Only grapes that come from the Estate vineyards are vinified. One should Uncork and pour out a bit of wine from the bottles at least 8 hours before serving.
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Price: $241.81 USD
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Canaiolo, 2001

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Agricola Industriale
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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: $108.00 USD
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Chateau Canon la Gaffeliere, 2001

Grand Cru Classe St Emilion

An outstanding 2001 vintage Bordeaux wine.
*** 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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Price: $108.00 USD
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Chateau Cos d'Estournel, 2001

St Estephe, 2me Cru Classe

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

wA 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: $174.26 USD
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Chateau de la Riviere, 2001

Fronsac

A 2001 vintage Bordeaux Wine. This is a very mature Bordeaux. Fairly full bodied and creamy on the palate, plenty of tannins present though, showing some plum flavours. This excellent wine has a medium finish. Château de la Rivière, which takes its name from the adjoining Dordogne, has a rich history. Not only does the vineyard date back to medieval times, the Château was also embroiled in the numerous conflicts of the Hundred Years War. Charlemagne built a defensive fort here; the property was subsequently owned by the de l'Isle family, and in 1577 Gaston de l'Isle, the mayor of Bordeaux, built the château as it stands today.
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Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse, 2001

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

From the outstanding 2001 vintage 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 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, liquorice and vanilla character, medium body and a silky finish. A slightly forgotten château. Best after 2006." (03/04)
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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: $67.48 USD
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Chateau Montfollet, 2001

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Cotes du Blaye
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This is a great value Cotes de Castillion. Good color; complete nose, fine fruit and barnyard notes, charmingly rustic; in good balance. Fine finish. All in all, another very good value from Cotes de Castillon
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Chateau Phelan Segur, 2001

St Estephe, Cru Grand Bourgeois Exceptional

A 2001 vintage Bordeaux Wine. This well-made Cru Bourgeois exhibits a dark ruby colour, and a round, attractive nose of black currants, raspberries, and earth. Medium-bodied, with sweet tannin and good purity.
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Price: $66.13 USD
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Chateau Pichon-Longueville, Baron, 2001

Pauillac 2me Cru Classe

An outstanding 2001 vintage Bordeaux wine.
*** 93/100 - Robert Parker ***
"A very successful effort for this vintage in the Medoc, this deep ruby/purple-coloured Pauillac exhibits class/nobility/breed along with black currant liqueur, liquorice, 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 / 100,
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Chateauneuf du Pape, 2001

Domaine Vieux Telegraphe

The 2001 Vieux Telegraphe Rouge invariably has a beautiful colour, an earthy nose, but one of freshness, lively and promising. One finds freshness in the mouth, nervy and lightly mentholated. At the same time, it is suave and rich on the finish. The tannins are supple and ripe with no dryness. The end of the tasting is very clean and woody, rich with a light liquorice taste.

With its structure and complexity this red wine will go well with game, lamb or risotto with wild mushrooms cooked in a red wine sauce.
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Dolcetto, 2001

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di Dogliani, Marziano e Enrico Abbona - Papa Celso
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A 2001 vintage Italian wine from Dolcetto. 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

Bric del Salto - Sottomano

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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Gattinara, 2001

Cà de Santi - Il Rubino

A 2001 vintage red Italian wine. 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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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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Price: $106.72 USD
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Krohn Port, 2001

Colheita Port

A classic Krohn Colheita, smooth, complex and deliciously nutty - and a double Gold medal winner to boot!
Krohn are famous for their elegant tawny Colheitas. This follow on to the vintage 2000 is similar in style and a great alternative to LBV. Rich dried fruit and fig characters on the complex palate with notes of spice and balancing, fresh acidity.
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Lupicaia, 2001

G.A. Rossi di Medelona

**93 Points**

The 2001 Lupicaia, which uses the estate’s best Cabernet and Merlot, is an impenetrable ruby in color, and the powerful, expansive flavors of berry fruit, eucalyptus, and coconut, the dense and shapely palate, and the rich, sensual finish are the attributes of a wine of superior class and caliber.

**Reviewed by Daniel Thomases for The Wine Advocate Magazine, 2006***


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Marzemino, 2001

Vallis Agri - Vigna Fornàs

Marzemino is a red Italian wine grape that is primarily grown around Isera, south of Trentino. The wine is most noted for its mention in the opera Don Giovanni of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ("Versa il vino! Eccellente Marzemino!"). Wine produced from the grape has a characteristic dark tint and light plummy taste.
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Nebbiolo D'Alba, 2001

Bricco Maiolica
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The Nebbiolo d'Alba has a lovely earthy bouquet. The nose has cherries, dark cherries, tar and slight dried rose notes. Complex and layered. Nice acidity. Medium tannins still present. Cherries on the palate too. Nice finish. Great food wine. Nebbiolo is a fickle grape famed as much for its pale appearance as for its tannic character and produces some of the most perfumed and richly flavoured wines. Though generally only medium-bodied, the wines possess rose and anise scented aromatics and deep flavors of cherry, orange peel and subtle green herb tones.
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Price: $20.26 USD
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Negroamaro, 2001

Tormaresca - Negroamaro/Cabernet

Negroamaro is a dark-skinned grape best known in the Puglia region in southern Italy. The wines from this grape tend to show a deep ruby-red color in youth, graduating to richer, darker red after a couple of years. Its aromatics are elegant, and young Negromaro typically displays notes of fresh red cherry, forest fruits, licorice and tobacco.
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