2001 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


2001-wine-gifts
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.

Buy with confidence

All of our wine gifts are available for immediate delivery from our own cellars. Your gift is backed up by our 5-star Trusted shops customer service rating.
  • Free standard UK delivery for orders over £100
  • Free tasting notes and personal message (add at the checkout)
  • Three month replacement guarantee
  • Choice of Gift Boxes
  • Winner 2019 IWC UK Fortified Wine Merchant of the Year

31 products found.

Palmer Port, 2001

Sale

Single Harvest Tawny Port
Special Offer | Was £36.95 | Now £29.95

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.
more >>>

Price: $40.59 USD
Stock: 53 in Stock

Buy this item

2001 Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse

Sale

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification
Special Offer | Was £79.95 | Now £59.95

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.
more >>>

Price: $81.24 USD
Stock: 17 in Stock

Buy this item

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’.
more >>>

Price: $39.30 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Buy this item

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)

more >>>

Price: $134.16 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

Buy this item

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.

The prestige of The Greppo dates back to the 19th Century,
more >>>

Price: $242.57 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Buy this item

Cabernet, 2001

St. Michael Eppan - Sanct Valentin

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

Price: $39.30 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $108.34 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Buy this item

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

more >>>

Price: $108.34 USD
Stock: 3 in Stock

Buy this item

Chateau Cissac, 2001

Medoc, Cru Bourgeois

A 2001 vintage Bordeaux wine. 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.
more >>>

Price: $47.36 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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
more >>>

Price: $174.81 USD
Stock: 5 in Stock

Buy this item

Chateau d'Armailhac, 2001

Pauillac, 5th Growth classification

From the excellent 2001 vintage, the Chateau d'Armailhac has a ripe, fleshy nose of cooked meats, red-berried fruit, leather and roasted herbs. The wine is medium-bodied, and a mature gamey palate. A little cigar box and firm tannin - good finish.
more >>>

Price: $79.95 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $67.69 USD
Stock: 12 in Stock

Buy this item

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 beautiful cassis, dark forest fruit and sweet spices. Same on the palate with additional eucalyptus notes. Concentrated and juicy with juicy fruits, good acidity and tannin, balanced by some pleasant sweetness. A rich and beautiful wine.
more >>>

Price: $67.69 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $94.79 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Buy this item

Diano d'Alba, 2001

Bricco Maiolica - Sori

A 2001 vintage Italian wine from Diano d'Alba. 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.
more >>>

Price: $39.30 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $52.85 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $52.85 USD
Stock: 2 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $33.20 USD
Stock: 40 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $39.30 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $107.06 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

Langhe Rosso, 2001

Domenico Clerico - Arte

Its deep colour is a reminder of the limited yields of the estate, while the richness of the well defined and elegant aromas tell of a perfect microclimate. All the density and extreme warmth on the palate have been perfectly assimilated by the oak and the finish is almost glossy and endless.
more >>>

Price: $52.85 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

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***


more >>>

Price: $94.79 USD
Stock: 6 in Stock

Buy this item

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.
more >>>

Price: $52.85 USD
Stock: 1 in Stock

Buy this item

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 2001

Vintage Port
In luxurious QDN gift Box

Q. Do Noval Director Christian Seeley :
“Although we declared Quinta do Noval Nacional 2001 officially in 2003, we did not release the wine for sale at the time. Nacional is always a powerful concentrated wine, but in its youth the 2001 was extremely backward and quite closed up, dense and very tannic. Since we had just declared and released the 2000 Nacional, we decided to lay down the 250 cases of Nacional 2001 that were produced and keep them back for release at a later date.”

Tom Cannavan:
"The nose of the 2001 Naçional is still sensational in its soaring, floral and Maraschino cherry brightness, the spices and the depth of chocolaty, smooth richness, tar and tobacco nuances and the solidity of the fruit.
more >>>

Price: $806.31 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

Buy this item

Syrah, 2001

Vallarom - Vigneto Masi

Aromatic spice, with ripe berry fleshiness show from the deep ruby color. Although the palate is generous, an unmistakable elegance adds linearity to this wine. The tannins are integrated and accessible.
more >>>

Price: $40.59 USD
Stock: 4 in Stock

Buy this item