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Planta's Anno MMXVI (Cosmopolitan Mixture) is a refreshing aromatic tobacco consisting of black cavendish, burley and Virginia with added flavourings from the famous Cosmopolitan cocktail.

Notes: Planta's Tobacco of the Year for 2016.

BrandPlanta
Blended ByPlanta
Manufactured ByPlanta
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor, Fruit / Citrus
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk, 100 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Strong
Taste
Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2059)
★★☆☆
Medium Strong Medium Pleasant

The nutty, earthy, lightly molasses sweet burley competes with the grass and citrus from the Virginia. The sugary black cavendish is almost a supporting player. The rich, very tangy sweet and rather tart, sour toppings dominate the tobaccos by a wide margin, and seem to include quite a bit of lemon, some mango, perhaps a little kiwi, cranberry and apricot. The strength starts out at medium, and seems to lose a little potency after the half way point. The taste level is medium, and lightly lightens to a step below that point in the last third of the experience. The nic-hit is almost in the center of mild to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but burns slightly warm when puffed fast. Burns at a reasonable rate with a fairly consistent flavor, though there’s an unattractive bitterness that also spoils the after taste. Leaves a little moisture in the bowl, and needs a few relights. Not an all day smoke.

4 people found this review helpful.

StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1508)
★★☆☆
Medium Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

Planta - MMXVI.

I wasn't too impressed with MMXV 2015 from Planta and when I took my first puff of MMXVI 2016 I felt exactly the same. The only initial flavour I could identify were lemons, I was slightly disappointed. But then, after only a few minutes, I started to identify a depth to the taste; it wasn't only the lemon coming through, the cranberry addition quickly took an equal stance. It gains a pleasant tanginess in a short space of time. It tastes 'sharp'.

For an aromatic, the nicotine's quite strong. In the grand run of things it sits at about medium but from my point of view that's a little bit more than a lot of aromatics have.

If you like your blends to have a clear tobacco taste I don't think this would sit well with you; it's very difficult for me to be able to identify many natural flavours. This is quite a heavily flavoured blend. This heavy casing causes it to ghost the pipe like mad too.

As I said, it has a pleasant tanginess to it. Although it's been done quite well, it isn't exactly my thing!

Two stars.

Pipe Used: Erik Nording King

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Smoke King

1 person found this review helpful.