|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2217)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Full||Tolerable|
This very Oriental forward blend offers the characteristics you’d expect from the several varietals in the mix: buttery creamy sweetness, wood, earth, some spice and a little foralness, along with some dry, bordering on sourness notes. I think Smyrna, Macedonia, Izmir, and a touch of yenidje are present. The grassy, citrusy, earthy and dark fruit sweet Virginias are supporting players. The smoky, woody, musty sweet Cyprian latakia is in the background most of the time. The strength level is between medium and strong with a fullness of taste that never weakens. The nic-hit is medium. No chance of bite or harshness. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a deeply rich, tangy mildly sweet, and rather savory consistent flavor from top to bottom. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste. Not an all day smoke.
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