|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2040)||Medium||None Detected||Medium||Tolerable|
The deeply rich smoky, woody, dry wine-like Syrian latakia is the star component, though this is no lat-bomb. In an important secondary position is the dry, buttery sweet, woody, earthy Orientals, which also sport a touch of spice. The aged Virginia provides some grass, citrus, a touch of dark fruit, and has a light fermented quality and is mostly a background player. The nic-hit is almost mild to medium. No chance of bite or harshness present. Burns cool and clean with a lot of flavor depth that remains consistent from start to finish. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasant, lightly lingering after taste. Not quite an all day smoke, though an experienced smoker of English blends may find it so.
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