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This tobacco is made up from various mature Virginia tobaccos, to which a little Perique and a touch of Irish Cavendish are added. The blend can be caracterized in the following way: English Virginia type with a special, lightly perfumed aroma.

BrandPaul Olsen
Blended ByPaul Olsen
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsCavendish, Virginia, Perique
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryDK
ProductionUnknown
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Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Mild
Room Note
Tolerable
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SkyFox (2)
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Medium Mild Mild Tolerable

Please note i tried many times before this blend, to avoid "first impressions". And i would really appreciate some other opinion! I wrote before in italian and then in english, so i can translate my thoughts.

Taglio: ready rubbed flake, molto scuro, con qualche tocco dorato. Tabacco mediamente umido.

Profumo all'apertura: fichi secchi e datteri, condita da una nota acidula, che ricorda i flakes di McClelland, senza arrivare al profumo ketchup!

Caricamento: nessun problema, specie se lo si fa asciugare per una mezz'oretta. Si può anche spezzettarlo ancora, ma non serve, secondo me.

In fumata: Il gusto "acidulo" e le note dolci del Virginia sono molto presenti, sin dalle prime boccate. Il problema è dato proprio da quella nota acida, che lo caratterizza, che anche mantenendo la pipa alla giusta temperatura, alla lunga diventa insopportabile sulla lingua! Ho provato questo tabacco con una savinelli, una comoy (in radica) e poi anche con una meerschaum. Niente da fare, morde la lingua in maniera terribile, uccidendo così tutte le altre sfumature di gusto, in particolare frutti di bosco. Solo con una calabash sono riuscito ad avere una fumata accettabile, ma sempre con pizzicore presente e fastidioso!

Con tutta la buona volontà, non mi sento di raccomandarlo: c'è molto di meglio!

English version

Cut: ready rubbed flake, almost completely dark, with some hints of golden leafs. Quite wet.

Opening the tin: Nice aroma of dry figs and dates, with a sour/acid note that remember McClelland virginias, but without the "ketchup" smell.

Packing: Easy, you can rub it a little more, but useless in my opinion. I let it dry at least 30 mins. I aslo tried half a day (no difference).

Smoking: Since first puffs, you can feel the presence of virginia sweet notes and the sour component. The problem of this tobacco is just that: the sour/acid taste, that becomes tongue biting after some puffs, and is overwhelming, hiding also the good berries taste this tobacco had. I tried it both in briar pipes (Savinelli and Comoy straights) and also in a meerschaum straight. No way. The smoking is less biting just if you got a nice calabash, as i tried, but still my tongue was not so happy at the end. And i swear i've been carefully smoking.

Even if i tried to be generous, i can't recommend it: there is much better to buy in my opinion!

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