Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Dow's Late Bottled Vintage Port 2003

Tasted 02/01/11 with Sara, Jane and Alex. 20% ABV, ca. £13 UK retail
(Harrods). This Dow port is Harrod's own label LBV. Essentially, the
same Dow wine is available in many UK retailers (most is actually 2004).
Of the big houses, I think Dow's LBV style is my favourite - less sweet
than it's sister port Grahams and less tannic than Taylors. Deep ruby
colour, lovely floral nose, hint of cassis and violets. Rich and elegant
on the palate, quite intense, spicy - raisins and black fruits. As I
always say, LBV port is a great bargain. Drink now, 17.5 / 20.

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