|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2040)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Medium||Tolerable to Strong|
The very richly smoky, woody sweet and fragrant Cyprian latakia leads much of the time. The woody, buttery sweet and sour spicy Orientals (including Syrma) well complement the latakia in a secondary position. The red Virginia is very tangy, ripe dark fruit sweet with some earth. The light Virginia has some citrus and grass as a minor ingredient. The red Va. is just a little more noticeable, but it’s not a major player. The unsweetened black cavendish offers some smoothing brown sugar, while a pinch of perique provides a little raisin, fig, and spice way in the background. It won’t bite, and has no dull or harsh moments. The nic-hit and strength is closer to medium than it is to mild. The taste level is medium. This well blended tobacco is lightly moist, but needs no dry time. Burns at a reasonable pace, cool, and clean with a richly smooth, consistent flavor in every puff. Requires an average number of relights, and barely leaves any moisture in the bowl. The smoky, woody sweet after taste pleasantly lingers, though the room note is a bit pungent to the non-smoker. It’s has enough strength to suit an experienced smoker in this genre, and for that person, can be an all day smoke. Three and a half stars out of four.
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