|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1755)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Medium to Full||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Charatan - Eventide.
This was supplied by my pal Martin McGahey of McGahey's tobacconists (I write for them). And, I love it!
So, it's clamed to be similar to Dunhill's Nightcap? Well, that casts a big shadow!
In keeping with Nightcap it isn't a stertorous Lat Bomb. It's a weighty, heavy, smoke, with lots of flavour, but we're not talking about anything harsh, or uncontrolled. As well as the Latakia there's a notable taste from the Perique. This gives a zesty, fruitiness, on top of the heavier tasting Latakia. Heavier; it isn't overly sharp or cutting, like some of the varietals, but rich and full. The Virginia's the platform and base, but the flavour is outweighed by the other two; in comparison the Latakia and Perique are much more formidable. Although full tasting, it's also very smooth. The burn's standard is high: not fast, cool in temperature, creating a comfortable, bite-free, smoke.
Nicotine: above medium. Room-note: not great for others, but I quite like it!
Charatan Eventide? Wonderful. Highly recommended:
Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: My Friday pipe
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: McGahey's
Similar Blends: Nightcap.
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