2004 Dow LBV

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angeleyes
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2004 Dow LBV

Post by angeleyes » 15:32 Thu 28 Jan 2010

Master Blend label.

The Tesco special is still going, so thought I'd try this on the basis of the positive notes on this forum.

Young and lively, lots of blackcurrant, very sticky up front. Finish is short but a nice balance of acidity and smooth tannins. Surprisingly sweet (for Dow). Simple, but a nice quaffer, and can't argue with the price.
Mark

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Re: 2004 Dow LBV (Master Blend)

Post by KillerB » 15:41 Thu 28 Jan 2010

Sounds about the same except that I got quite a long, dry finish. As is always the case, environments, palates and temperature give differing experiences but this is generally a very nice filtered LBV at a very good price.
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Re: 2004 Dow LBV (Master Blend)

Post by angeleyes » 16:00 Thu 28 Jan 2010

Yes it is nice, I'm getting the dryness on the finish, but sticky on the lips. Reminds me a lot of Boots blackcurrant cough syrup from when I was little (which I had a taste for!)
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