The Smoker - Saratoga
A ready-rubbed blend of various Virginias which creates a wonderful complexity of flavor that is spry, tart and fairly sweet. The different Virginias meld together to produce a rich, full taste. This blend is for the Virginia smoker who enjoys a tobacco with a bit of bite and lots of flavor.
|Blended By||Mel Feldman|
|Packaging||2oz Tin, 4oz Tin|
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|furious (29)||Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant|
I don't feel entirely qualified to leave this review, but since there have been no others, I figured what the hell. I recently acquired a 15-year old tin at the NY Pipe Show last weekend. So please keep in mind that I have just started my journey with this tobacco.
Having said that, I would classify Saratoga as a quality Virginia with loads of now very mature red and yellow Va. leaf in an interesting coarse cut. Flavors of hay, cream, and a nice spicy edge comes to the forefront at mid-bowl. The end is very nice and well balanced. Overall a winner and I can see why it was tinned in the first place. Great job, Mel!
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