Wine and Port

2001 Wine and Port

2001 Wine Vintage Report

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.

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.”

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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 Bahans Haut Brion

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Always one of Bordeaux’s finest second wines, the 2001 Bahans-Haut-Brion exhibits a dark plum/ruby color as well as a sweet nose of cedar, earth, and red and black currants.
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2001 Barbaresco

**Please note that due to the size of the bottle it can only fit into our Magnum stained Gift Box**

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region.
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2001 Cabernet Sauvignon (I)

Very forward nose of leather and cherries, liquorice, wild strawberries, ripe plums and pencil .The palate is very nice balance of sweet fruit and acidity.
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2001 Chateau Cissac

The 2001 has a good rich colour - browning just a little at the rim. This bottle demands patience when opening as it needs time to develop. Good blackcurrant nose.
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2001 Chateau de la Riviere

This wine from the very good 2001 vintage has a fairly light, showing definite pencil shavings, leather and a little spice and farmyard. Very mature Bordeaux.
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2001 Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild

The Rothschilds are making enormous investments in this estate, so I’m expecting a breakthrough effort to emerge (maybe the 2003 qualifies). The deep ruby-colored 2001 exhibits a moderately intense, noble bouquet of graphite, plums, and currants.
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2001 Chateau Grand Puy Lacoste

*** 93 Points - Wine Journal ***

Tasted at the chateau, the 2001 at ten years of age has superb intensity on the nose with black cherries, melted tar, graphite and cold black tea all with fine vigour and vivacity.
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2001 Chateau La Lagune

the 2001 La Lagune reveals aromas of sweet and sour cherries, cedar, and balsam wood with toasty oak in the background. Medium-bodied, elegant, and refreshing.
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