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.”

19 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: £29.95
Stock: 68 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: £89.95
Stock: 10 in Stock

Palmer Port

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20 Year Old Tawny Port
VWP exclusive | Was £34.95 | Now £24.95

The outstanding Palmer 20 year old Tawny Port - exclusive to VWP.

Tasting Notes: The Palmer 20 Year tawny has a pronounced aroma intensity that is very rich with nuts and baked cherry. There is further complexity of nutmeg and cream. On the palate the wine is very balanced between acidity and sweetness that gives a luxurious mouthfeel. Lovely richness of fruitcake, fig, baked plum, caramel and toffee. There are also notes of plum, cherry, cooked strawberry. This port has a lovely, rich long finish.

STORAGE
The wine is ready to drink and does not require decanting. The bottle should be kept upright protected from direct sunlight.
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Price: £24.95
Stock: 56 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: £34.95
Stock: 25 in Stock

Sandeman Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port

A n outstanding Tawny Port Wine from Sandeman Port. A rich yet elegant combination of flavours - dried apricots, honey, nuts, spices, vanilla - creates an endlessly complex wine that unfolds smoothly and develops in the mouth.

Sandeman Porto Tawny 20 Years Old is produced by the traditional Porto Wine method. The hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration so as to extract the best components. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine´s body and bouquet. This moment is chosen by the winemaker following strict control of fermentation temperatures and densities,
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Price: £37.90
Stock: 27 in Stock

Burmester Port, 2001

20 Year Old Tawny Port
Includes Gift Tube

***Gold medal Decanter World Wine Awards,2015***
***90 Points- Outstanding, Aggregated critic score***

Tasting Note:
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port has plenty of sweet fruits and ripe dark brown sugar and raisins. The aftertaste shows more of the wood ageing, giving sweet vanilla and nutty flavours.

Winemaking:
Burmester 20 Year Old Tawny Port is made from old vines, being submitted to a careful ageing process in small oak casks. Over its 250-year history, Casa Burmester has perfected the classic process of blending wines and this is a magnificent example of its expertise.


Food Pairing:
It can be appreciated as an aperitif or on any other occasion.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 53 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: £24.50
Stock: 25 in Stock

Graham's Port

20 year old Tawny Port (Includes Graham's Gift Tube as illustrated)

***92 Points critics' Score, Aggregated***

Graham's 20 Years Old represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony.
With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, Graham's 20 Years Old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 1 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2001

20 Year Old Tawny Port 20cl small bottle

Graham's represents superlative quality. Its principal attributes are great complexity and harmony. With an amber, golden tawny colour, denoting considerable age, the 20 year old has an excellent bouquet, with a characteristic 'nutty' character (almonds) and delicious mature fruit with hints of orange peel, exquisitely mellowed by careful ageing. Rich, sweet and smooth on the palate, it is perfectly balanced, with a long and lingering finish. This is an excellent alternative to Vintage Port at less formal occasions and will keep for some weeks after opening.

Graham's 20 Years Old pairs extremely well with nuts, dried fruits and fruitcake, but is also delicious as an accompaniment to vanilla ice cream or creme brulee.
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Price: £11.99
Stock: 17 in Stock

Graham's Port, 2001

20 Year Old Tawny Port (4.5 LT BOTTLE)

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A 4.5LT SPECIAL EDITION

Graham's 20 Years Old is made from wines of the very highest quality which, following careful selection, are matured in seasoned oak casks of 534 litres until their peak of maturity is reached. These are among the most demanding and challenging styles of Port to produce requiring great skill and years of experience from the winemaker and blender. It is essential to strike the correct balance between the delicacy and elegance which results from prolonged cask ageing while retaining the fruit quality which lends this old Tawny its structure and longevity.
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Price: £289.00
Stock: 1 in Stock

Kopke Port

Kopke 20 Year Old Tawny Port In Gift Box

Aged in wood casks until they are completely mature, Tawny ports are a golden colour with multi-dimensional layers of aromas and flavours. The domination of Vintage Ports in past years is now challenged by the advantages of the tawnies, especially vintage colheita tawnies for restaurants and retail consumers. Where vintage ports have immediate air shock upon opening the bottle wherein they were aged and have a shelf life of only a few hours to a week; tawny ports have had air working on them through the cask during all the years of ageing, giving them a open-life of a month or longer. Lighter and more delicate than vintage ports,
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Kopke Port, 2001

20 Year Old White Port - Half bottle 37.5cl -In original Kopke box as shown

Review:
This rare 20 year old white port has a cool, light-amber colour, this unique white “tawny” port derives from the traditional white grapes of the Porto e Douro region, including Arinto, Viosinho, Gouveio and Malvasia Fina. Starting with aromas of a Pear Clafouti and burnt sugar, this elegant port delivers luscious flavours of Japanese pear-apple, with accents of hazelnut, nutmeg and orange zest. The lingering grapefruit finish provides the perfect balance for the sweetness. “Kopke provides an expression of an older Port, belying its 10 years of age, showcasing some white peach and over-ripe pear flavours.
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Price: £34.95
Stock: 19 in Stock

Offley Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port (Includes original Carton Box as illustrated)

Tasting notes:
With a well-defined tawny hue with orange-like hints, its aroma is intense and complex, with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, exotic wood, cedar, plum and hazel. On the palate, its fine structure and balance between sugars and tannins stand out. the finish is delicate and lingering.

Production method:
Hand-picked grapes undergo stalk-removal and crushing before fermentation, under controlled temperature, with skin maceration. The addition of wine alcohol at the ideal moment sets the balance between the wine's body and bouquet. Ageing in wooden casks in the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, the final blend results from a selection of wines between 15 and 40 years.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 23 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: £38.95
Stock: 12 in Stock

Pocas Port

20 Year Old Tawny port
Includes Pocas open Gift Box

Auburn to amber. Intense and delicate aroma, nuts and vanilla. Exquisite taste, harmonious, long and persistent. Absolutely scrumptious!

Pale to mid-deep amber/tawny. Open and gentle on the nose showing walnuts and brazil nuts. Savoury, quite rich in style but suave with a silky texture and a spicy edge. Long and complex with marmalade on the finish.-93 Points, Richard Mayson for Decanter Magazine.

Store and Serve Advice:
It should be served at room temperature 18ºC/64ºF or slightly chilled and stored upright.

Food Pairing:
Splendid with cheese, pastry, sweets, nuts, light puddings and cakes or on its own.
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Price: £39.46
Stock: 18 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: £795.00
Stock: 9 in Stock

Taylor's Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port (Comes in original presentation box)

The Taylor's 20 Year Old Tawny displays an intense amber tawny colour. It reveals an opulent and voluptuous nose of complex spicy, jammy and nutty aromas, hints of orange flower and a fine oakiness coming from the long period of aging in cask. The palate is full of very rich and concentrated flavours and has a long mellow finish.

This Tawny port has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 20 years. During its long maturation it becomes tawny in colour and concentrated in its aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.

Serving Suggestions:
It is an excellent accompaniment to many desserts.
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Price: £39.95
Stock: 3 in Stock

Taylor's Port

20 Year Old Tawny Port - HALF BOTTLE (37.5 cl)

Please note these are 37.5cl bottles.

Only tiny quantities of this aged tawny port are produced each year, making the wines extremely rare and amongst the most revered in the world. This Tawny ports has been aged in oak casks for an average age of 20 years. During their long maturation they become tawny in colour and concentrated in their aromas. This port has very intense and elegant flavours which combine to give a smooth, fine finish.
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Price: £19.95
Stock: 58 in Stock

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: £36.95
Stock: Out of Stock