2001 Port Vintage Report


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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.”

7 products found.

Palmer Port, 2001

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Single Harvest Tawny Port
50cl Bottle
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.
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Price: $41.78 USD
Stock: 33 in Stock

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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Price: $125.47 USD
Stock: 8 in Stock

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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Price: $34.17 USD
Stock: 7 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2001

Colheita Port

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
Port begins as a deep, dark, rich-tasting wine that with the aging progresses. Colheita Port is a special old tawny port from a vintage year. Tasting Note The longer maturation in oak casks, this port a mild flavor and is very spicy and round. Wine and food elegant aroma and exquisite taste are the best advantage with different types of cheese, walnuts and dried apricots.
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Price: $51.54 USD
Stock: 28 in Stock

Offley Port, 2001

Colheita Port.

The 2001 Offley Colheita is a tawny Port from a single harvest year. Rich, complex dried fruit and nut flavours make this a wine to savour. Best served slightly chilled.

2001 Offley Colheita: Techincal details
Brick-red in colour with golden highlights, this port has a complex nose exhibiting spicy notes of black pepper and liquorice. Mature tobacco aromas mingle with spicy oak, underpinned by a concentrated core of stewed black fruits and dried fruits. The palate is full-bodied with perfectly balanced acidity. Spice and minerality complement the intense savoury-sweetness on the elegant finish.
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Price: $54.33 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

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.
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Price: $1,108.93 USD
Stock: 9 in Stock

J W Hart, 2001

Colheita Single Harvest Port
Includes Original Carton Gift Box

Having spent at least 7 years in cask this 2001 colheita port from JW Hart is essentially a tawny port with a vintage date. This luscious port offers wonderful dried fig, sultanas, Crème brûlée and walnut aromas and flavours, with soft mouthfeel and a high acidity balancing beautifully the port's sweetness. It is finishing off in a long satisfying nutty aftertaste.


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Price: $48.75 USD
Stock: Out of Stock