|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1608)||Mild||Mild||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
Gauntleys - Private Blend No.47.
Secret recipe; how intriguing!
To me, the blend looks to be a course cut/mixture that's made up of quite an equal amount of Black Cavendish to Virginia and Burley (black to brown). It has a slight aromatic smell but not one to say "I'm heavily cased". It's of a smokeable moisture, a short air would be beneficial but it's not absolutely necessary. It fills easily; I use a gravity method and it's easily lit.
It's a very thick, cool, smoke, with a velvety quality to it. There's a subtle aromatic note to the smoke but it's not too heavy; it seems to me as though it's had a sort of citrus/lemon addition and it's a bit stronger at the beginning. Other than that I don't really notice much extra flavour; that just leaves room for a Cavendish/Virginia sweetness, with maybe a touch of Burley nuttiness.
I enjoy this but after about five minutes my only issue with it arises; tongue bite. It doesn't give me a massive kick but if it's puffed over zealously it can give me a slight one; tiny!
This is a nice blend; not the best I've had from these guys, they make some brilliant smokes but this is easily worth three stars.
Pipe Used: Savinelli Siena 320 KS
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Gauntleys
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