Wine and Port

2001 Wine and Port

2001 Wine Vintage Report

2001 Vintage Port :

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.”

2001 Italian :

The 2001 italian wines vintage caps off a remarkable string of outstanding vintages for Piedmont that began in 1996. During that relatively brief time period producers gained a great deal of knowledge and experience, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, a positive trend which continues today. In addition, 2001 featured the growing conditions in which Nebbiolo thrives: hot daytime temperatures alternating with cool nights. The favorable weather, along with producers' newfound sense of maturity combined to produce an extraordinary set of wines. Simply put, for Barolo, 2001 is the most complete of the vintages between 1996 and 2001.

2001 Bordeaux :

2001 wine : This vintage is characterised by wines that are in a classic style with high tannic qualities and with fresh acidity and medium body. The weather throughout the growing season was cool and cloudy. A mostly dry September and October contributed allowed the late harvest of a large crop. The wines will be relatively slow to evolve given the relatively good acid and tannin levels.

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2001 2001 Port Duo

This lovely gift set comprises of two bottles of fine 2004 port and shows the diversity of premium port styles. It includes a vintage port and a barre
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2001 Amarone della Valpolicella

The 2001 Amarone from Le Arche has evolved into a mature, smooth Amarone. Mushrooms and earth, dried figs, cherries, sweet tobacco and hint of oregano on the nose.
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2001 Bahans Haut Brion

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good medium ruby-red. Expressive nose combines red cherry, raspberry, minerals and flowers. Minerally and firm, with sound acids giving the flavors good definition.
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2001 Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the
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2001 Barbera d'Asti

Barbera d'Asti is a wine of prestige, rich colours that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and comp
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2001 Barbera del Monferrato

This 2001 Barbera del Monferrato has a deep ruby hue and a bouquet of ripe plum and cherries, often piqued by a hint of black pepper. Barbera-based wi
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2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (I)

Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice, wild strawberries and ripe plums. The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (I)

A classic red Italian wine made from the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. The wine has aged to produce a garnet core with a clear rim. Lots of oak, leather and soft tannins remain.
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2001 Chateau Branaire-Ducru

From the excellent 2001 Vintage, this Branaire-Ducru scores an outstanding 91 Parker Points.

This is a deep red/purple-colored, stylish, sexy concoction of raspberries, graphite, smoke, minerals, and flowers.
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