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.”

3 products found.

Palmer Port, 2001

Single Harvest Tawny Port

A 50cl bottle of 2001 vintage Colheita Port Wine from Palmer Port. This is exclusive to Vintage Wine & Port.
This rare 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.

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. Outstanding.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting.
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Price: £23.95
Stock: 60 in Stock

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: £34.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

Quinta do Noval Nacional, 2001

Vintage Port

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.”
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Price: £595.00
Stock: 9 in Stock