|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|DenizBeck (212)||Medium||None Detected||Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
A wonderfully blended tobacco, that will also appeal to smokers who aren't too much into Latakia - like me! First off: It's more a "Crumble Plug" than a firmly pressed one, you might think of. It breaks apart very easily, you can cut slices, but they can be rubbed out by hand.
The pouch aroma is intriguing of red, stoved fruits, brown sugar and a little bit of smoky Latakia to it.
In the pipe the Latakia is only a seasoning condiment, yet always noticeable in the back. It's smoky, creamy and slightly buttery. The stars are Virginias and Perique, who offer lots of red, stoved fruits, some honey and caramel, as well as peppery spice that harmonizes excellently with the Latakia condiment. Leaves a very pleasant, smoky-sweet aftertaste. The Cavendish adds a slightly toasted dimension to it, as well as brown sugar. This is quite sweet, but balanced by the peppery Perique spice and the smoky Latakia. The Burleys is a minor background player that gives spice, boldness and a hint of nuts
I love this blend, even though it has Latakia in it! In blends - like this one is - where the Latakia is only mild in the taste-profile it can be very exciting and pleasingly smoky-spicy. This is for the Latakia-newbie, as well as for English smokers who like some "tamed" Latakia blend. Virginia or Va/Per fans might also find joy in it!
Wonderful blend, definetly a 4-star one! Edit: This baby ages wonderfully Tom Darasz says... and with already after 3-4 months my plug has gained a smoothness, that's exciting. The fruitiness fades a bit, and it becomes a tad more piquant. I'll update in half-a-year on the aging process!
Pipe Used: Clays, Cobs, Briars
Purchased From: http://dein-tabak.de/index.php (Motzek)
Similar Blends: Similar (in terms of very mild Latakia in the taste) as , Motzek - Tom-A-Hawk,, even though Tom-A-Hawk is less fruity and more Virginia forward!.
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