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2005 Aveleda Portugal Red "Follies Touriga Nacional"

Aveleda 2005 Follies Touriga Nacional

Winery: Aveleda

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Follies Touriga Nacional"

Wine Category: Portugal Red

Grape blend: 100% Touriga Nacional

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Bairrada

State or country: Portugal

Price: $17

Cases produced: 1,330

KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: November 23, 2008

Wine Review: This cherry red colored wine opens with a very pleasant cherry like bouquet with hints of plum. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is smooth, soft, and tasty with black raspberry like flavors. The finish is quite dry and its tannins linger for quite some time. Pair this juicy wine with grilled steak tips smothered in a sweet barbecue sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The fresh and lively nose bursts with violet, black plum, wild raspberry, black currant, and mint. The mouth-filling palate is layered with wild cherry, cassis, black raspberry. A classic example of the famous Portuguese red grape variety Touriga Nacional, this is an exceptional, opulent red wine.

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