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Dark Virginia pipe tobacco.

Notes: McConnell doesn't rest on their laurels, but launch a completly new series with 18 (!) new tobaccos. At the same time they come back to old recipes, and so the name "Heritage" was born. We are sure this new series will follow the success of the existing assortment.

Dunhill Dark Flake clone.

BrandRobert McConnell
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
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Medium to Strong
Very Mild
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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Sadly, I'm not too familiar with Dunhills Dark Flake as it is vowed by many experienced smokers so I will just review this tobacco as a standalone.

Look in tin is not as nice as other Flake tobaccos among; less hard-pressed and not accurately stacked. Cold smell is very dark for a VA but sweet with spices and a bit of acidity in the back. Packs just nice and rubs itself a bit off when folded due to the low pressing. Takes flames easily and burns nice and cool until there's only light grey ashes left.

Taste is very characterful and a lot more spicy than expected; a small share of Perique in it would explain but it's not mentioned by K&K. Sweet body of high quality matured VA is topped by dried fruit and maybe a bit of flavoring is used for that taste. Sweet until the end but no grass or hey notes which gives the Black Flake a deeper personality.

For me this is more of an evening smoke in front of the chimney holding a dark Ale in the other hand. Nicely matured leafs of proper quality form a pleasant but smoky blend that has excellent burning properties.

Pipe Used: Vauen Author

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin

Purchased From: Local dealer

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