2004 Dow LBV

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KillerB
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2004 Dow LBV

Post by KillerB » 00:59 Wed 16 Dec 2009

Master Blend label.

Picked up from Tesco at £5.49 for 50cl, suspect offer is over. Very dark but clear. Medium viscosity and nice legs. Vanilla on the nose but little fruit or spice. Medium weight in the mouth with heavy sweetness and cherry pie flavours. At the back it comes on with the acidity and a dry Dow finish which lasts. This is actually very good and now I wished that I'd picked a few more at that price. Oh hang on, they only had two left and the other one's in the kitchen. OK, so it would have been nice of they had more. As far as filtered LBVs go, this is pretty darned nice and meets the Dow profile to a T.
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Re: 2004 Dow Master Blend LBV

Post by WS1 » 23:37 Fri 08 Jan 2010

Had bought one bt of the Dow Master Blend 2004 to qualify for the cask discount. This is really very nice for a filtered LBV. A bit linear but for 5.49£ you cannot go wrong. Good news is it looks the Tesco offer is back. :wink:
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martincunningham
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Re: 2004 Dow Master Blend LBV

Post by martincunningham » 18:30 Sat 11 Sep 2010

This has, indeed, returned to £5.49. I have just bought two of them.

Marvellous!

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Re: 2004 Dow Master Blend LBV

Post by DRT » 18:41 Sat 11 Sep 2010

I bought one today and the 50cl bottle now only has 25cl of port in it :roll:

This is good drinking stuff. Not complicated, ready now and does just what it is supposed to do.

If there is a Tesco near you go and buy some tomorrow.
"The first duty of Port is to be red"

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Re: 2004 Dow Master Blend LBV

Post by DRT » 18:51 Sat 11 Sep 2010

Sorry, I should have welcomed martincunningham when responding to his first post.

Welcome, Martin, I hope you enjoy it here on :tpf: :D
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Ernest H. Cockburn

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Re: 2004 Dow Master Blend LBV

Post by JacobH » 21:13 Sat 11 Sep 2010

Thanks for the heads-up. Dow LBVs when this cheap are always very good value!
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