2001 Port Vintage Report
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.”
10 products found.
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 a vintage port and a barrel aged port, both presented n 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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Feuerheerd Port, 2001
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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Pocas Port, 2001
Colheita (Single Harvest) Port
Includes Pocas open Gift Box
Special Offer Save 20% | was £34.95 | Now £29.12
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-
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Quinta do Noval Nacional, 2001
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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Quinta do Noval Port, 2001
Silval Vintage Port
The Quinta do Noval Silval Vintage Ports today offer wonderful value for money. 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. It shares with our previous declarations of Silval the characteristics of smoothness, elegance, openness, and readiness to drink while relatively young, and at the same time retaining sufficient structure to age for many more years in bottle. …
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Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2001
The 2001 Quinta do Vesuvio is a very dark ruby colour. The Touriga Nacional’s tiny yields brought great concentration to the wine, while the Touriga Franca, due to the good weather during the harvest, achieved perfect ripening, creating wines of great elegance. The Tinta Barroca was very ripe at the time of picking, with a higher than average baumé, producing wines of excellent structure and ageing potential. The old plantings of Tinta Roriz had lower than normal yields in 2001, giving wines with a typical concentration of berry fruit aromas.
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Warre's Vintage Port, 2001
Cavadinha Vintage Port (MAGNUM 1.5L)
**A rare magnum format **
Deep ruby colour. On the nose excellent floral aromas of rock rose (Esteva) and fresh blackberry fruit. On the palate good structure and length with fresh fruit flavours an hints of dark chocolate and spicy mint. A long lingering finish.
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2001 Burmester Port
Presented in branded wooden case
Only £34.55 | Was £39.95
***16,5 pts Revista de Vinhos ***
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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Taylor's Port, 2001
Terra Feita Vintage Port
A delicious, single estate vintage port showing a deep purple colour and aromas of violets. Good conditions in 2001 led to a marvellously rich and ripe harvest. The palate is big and broad with black fruit flavours, hints of liquorice and stewed fruits. The finish is rich and long. A delicious wine with hard cheeses.
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