|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2028)||Mild to Medium||Extremely Mild||Mild to Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The Virginia is grassy with a light citrus, and forms the base of the blend. The burley is moderately nutty and molasses sweet. The gold cavendish offers a drop or two of honey and toast as a minor component. The Oriental/Turkish is slightly smoky and a little woody in a support role. The Kentucky is lightly sweet and barely nutty in the background with the Maryland, which is present for filler. The Cyprian latakia adds a little smoky, woody sweetness and very mildly underscores the experience. The topping is mildly sweet. Won’t bite or get harsh even when puffed fast. Well balanced with some complexity, it burns at a reasonable pace, cool, clean, and smooth with a very consistent flavor from start to finish. Requires few relights, leaves little moisture in the bowl, and has a nice after taste. It’s very close to the original, which was slightly sweeter and nuttier. The latakia is a hair more obvious here. Both are three star blends.
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