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This is as complicated as a tobacco mixture can be. An all-day smoke with a rich taste and aroma. As you may know, this mixture was made to honor the high quality of the Don Carlos pipes, and hence the name. Yes, it does live up to the name!

Blended ByHans Schürch
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Room Note
Pleasant, Pleasant to Tolerable
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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

There are some tobaccos that really need to be matched with the correct pipe, while others seem to smoke well regardless of the pipe. Don Carlos, for me, took some experimenting with different pipes before I was able to get the most out of the blend. DC arrives nearly pipe ready from a moisture standpoint and it packs with ease. It is medium in flavor and a little sweet. The Orientals and Virginia's lead the way with the Latakia in a supporting role. There is also a hint of spice that I assume comes from a dash of Perique. Don Carlos also provides a nice volume of smoke. As is the norm, the tobaccos blended by Hans Schurch are of high quality. It reminds me a bit of Early Morning Pipe with a touch more Latakia and a bit of pepper. Recommended!

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

This one has a lot of components that seemed to battle each other as I smoked a few bowls. The Virginia comes on the strongest but the sweetness of the Orientals, the stewed flavor of the Perique and the "salty campfire" familiar Latakia flavor all combine to make this a most unusual offering. Although the other flavors came and went like ocean waves on the beach, the Virginia presence was always in the foreground.

I really did like this blend and compliment the blenders for putting together so many different types of leaf to make this thing work.

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