|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|renwardhoop (84)||Medium||Medium to Strong||Medium to Full||Very Pleasant|
This blend has an Incredible opening aroma, with generous cut gold/black strands, rather damp, but strangely this blend isn't one of those that needs relighting, like some of Samuel Gawiths more infamous puddles. It will certainly benefit from being aired a bit before smoking.
The taste is amazing. Sweet, but not sickly or floral. This taste which hints at vanilla and caramel, or maybe nougat, stays throughout the smoke which is unusual as I have discovered over the years.
The room note is superb, but doesn't seem to hang around for long, and you will certainly get appreciative murmurs from company.
Several bowlfuls later and it still hasn't got boring. A fine aromatic well worth trying if you come across it. As far as I know this is locally blended by Frederick Tranters (Havana House) of Bath (please correct me if anyone from the shop where my Stepson bought this sample reads this) and if I didn't know better I'd say this was probably more like an American or maybe German/Danish tobacco.
If you like aromatics this needs your attention.
Pipe Used: Most of my briars
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: Havan House, Frederick Tranters, Bath.
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