|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|DenizBeck (175)||Medium||None Detected||Very Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Excellent Blend! EDIT: I just found out this of "Old London Pebble Cut" by McConnell. Both prouced by K&K, both the exact same description and mixture. And apparently this is also the same as "Ashton Pebble Cut" and "McClelland Pebble cut". So what...a tobacco like this deserves 4 different licenses, spread it in the whole word, this gem of tobacco goodness! ;-)
After the sample of this blend impressed me so much, I bought a 100g tin and I think I've found a new "Top-10 pipe tobacco blend" for my personal taste. This tobacco is outstandingly good and is reminiscent of Reserve Crue No. 6.
The unlit tobacco smells pretty natural. Stoved fruits, slightly honey-sweet, a bit tobacco-y spice. This is a "Pebble Cut" it's like a flake cut, but the flakes aren't cut in slices, it's one very long slice, that breaks apart easily.
Needs a bit of drying time fresh out of the tin, and then it burns steady and flawless.
Lighting Pierre Henri No. 2 up is like magic, really! Ethereal, oily and fermented in smoke-texture. The first thing standing out is an aroma very reminiscent of spiced, stoved fruits by the Perique. Quickly a mild, natural nuttiness enhances the smoking experience, as promised in the description by Heinrichs. Decent, but not overly sweet honey-ish sweetness underscores the melange and acting as a excellent counterpart to the full-bodied tangy, peppery spice of this blend. In the back a earthy aroma is lurking, which complements the nutty quality of this blend very well. I also perceive some citrusy-grass notes that underscores the stoved-fruit aroma of the Perique. All the components are so well married, and enhancing each other it's magical, really. Everything is in perfect balance and harmony. You truley get a sense of that the tobacco was "toasted", as it has a feeling of roasted nuts, and maybe toasted bread to it. Very much going on here, yet never overwhelming. Still I prefer taking my time and concentration to delve into this crazily delicious and rich blend.
Upper half of "medium" in strenght, very full in taste and no obvious flavoring I could detect.
The lovely (genuine Louisiana) Perique with its fruity-peppery character, in interplay with the nutty an fruity-sweet Virginias and etheral, herbal Macedonian Oriental leaf this is very palatable and clearly a 4/4 stars blend.
Pipe Used: Clay Pipes / Various Briars
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