Follies Touriga Nacional is a deep purple color. On the nose, the cassis, cherry and chocolate notes are evident and well integrated with wood notes. In the mouth this is a full bodied, balanced and elegant wine, with obvious notes of blackberries, figs and spices, complemented with firm and round tannins. The finish is long and presents a creamy sensation.
"The 2009 Touriga Nacional Follies, from the regional Beiras appellation, was aged for 12 months in 20% new French oak and 80% second year oak. It seems like a great bargain. It adds a layer or two of depth to the Follies blend reviewed this issue while retaining its crisp and charming feel. It adds some earthy overlays as well. It is fresh and well structured, with fine aromatics and some tightness on the finish. It lingers nicely on the finish, too, at times becoming notably powerful. After being open a couple of hours, it became gamier and far earthier, something that may not thrill everyone equally, but certainly added some complexity to this bargain priced wine. This bright, beautifully constructed and refreshing wine has a lot of character and style to go with good concentration for the very modest price level. It can improve with a little cellaring and it should drink nicely for several years. It will be a great food wine."
The Wine Advocate