2001 Port Vintage Report

The 2001 port was a good vintage yielding dark and well structured wines. Not generally declared but an excellent vintage nevertheless coming after the 2000 vintage. Some excellent single quinta wines were produced.

One of the wettest winters on record, Pinhao recorded 1,057mm (17.3”). 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. 10mm of rain on the 29th and again on the 5th of October affected only the end of the vintage. Yields were up almost 30% over 2000. David Guimaraens 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.”

15 products found.

2001 Burmester Port, 2001

Colheita 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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Price: £34.55
Stock: 57 in Stock

2001 Fonseca Port, 2001

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port
Presented in a leather-effect gift box

The 2001 Fonseca Quinta do Panascal is a classically-made vintage Port. The wines of Quinta Do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture. Being one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Douro Valley, these ports are a pure expression of the estate’s terroir. These wines are approachable at an earlier stage but still offering the exceptional structure to lay down and enjoy a delicious vintage port for years to come.

***92 Points - Wine Access ***
From the very good 2001 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers a deep purple/black color. Lovely plump, typically Fonseca, voluptuous.
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Price: £45.00
Stock: 2 in Stock

2001 Port Duo, 2001

2x75cl A bottle of Fonseca Guimaraens 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 Fonseca Guimaraens Vintage Port
***90 pts Wine & Spirits Magazine***
Focused black currant and black cherry aromas. Scented, elderflower and herbal character to the bouquet. Dark fruit and liquorice on the mouth. Tannins that manage to be firm and grippy and yet also fine and balanced. Herbal notes.
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Price: £92.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Barros Port, 2001

Colheita Port

The Barros from the excellent 2001 vintage is full-bodied, soft and velvety with distinctive flavours of dried fruit, which persist forever.
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Price: £31.95
Stock: 5 in Stock

Calem Port, 2001

Colheita Port

The 2001 Calem Colheita reveals a bouquet of vanilla, honey and nuts. A soft texture on the palate with a long finish.
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Price: £32.95
Stock: 15 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2001

Senhora Da Ribeira Vintage Port

This dense port is packed with fruit. The blackberry and anise aromas give an impression of the wine's impressive size that is confirmed on the palate. This seems sweeter than most vintages of Dow's flagship wine, but the extra sugar is balanced by big tannins. This is one single-quinta Port that doesn't seem destined for early drinking and should keep for many years to come.

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Price: £39.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Feuerheerd, 2001

Colheita Port

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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Price: £34.95
Stock: 23 in Stock

Fonseca Port, 2001

Guimaraens Single Quinta Vintage Port

Plenty of rich cherries, a medium body with plenty of tannins. A good fruity finish rounds out another excellent vintage for this Port - review from for the Love of Port.
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Price: £49.95
Stock: 8 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2001

Colheita Port (Includes Kopke presentation box)

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son, Nicolau Kopke (who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House of Kopke is the eldest Porto wine export firm. Through many generations, the Company was run by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

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.
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Price: £36.95
Stock: 19 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: 10 in Stock

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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Price: £49.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2001

Vintage Port

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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Price: £69.95
Stock: 6 in Stock

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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Price: £99.00
Stock: 5 in Stock

Dow's Port, 2001

Bonfim Vintage Port MAGNUM (1.5L)

Ruby colour with a red rim. Bomfim Vintage 2001 shows a lovely bouquet of red fruits and spicy aromas. On the palate, is full of jammy red fruit and notes of spices, mint and chocolate. Very long and slightly dry finish of spicy mint and dark chocolate.

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Price: £69.00
Stock: Out of Stock

Grahams Port, 2001

Malvedos Vintage Port (in own presentation box).

Long, forward, spicy wine with delicious silky black and forest fruits. There are notes here too of cedar and spice adding complexity to this intense, full wine. It will drink now but has the structure to keep maturing.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: Out of Stock