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Our smoothest, most refined Virginias, with a touch of Latakia and Turkish. An excellent tobacco for almost all occasions.

BrandBarclay-Rex
Blended ByVincent Nastri
Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsOriental/Turkish, Virginia, Latakia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
PackagingBulk
CountryUS
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
2.7
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SiChange Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SiChange (12)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

This is one of a few pipe tobaccos still blended by Barclay-Rex itself. The Latakia component is very substantial. Good quality Virginias, Orientals, Burleys,and a small amount of Perique complete the mixture (Perique was a traditional part of many or most English-style mixtures blended in NYC). An excellent English-style blend.

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Horse Bodotes (19)
★★★☆
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

During a recent trip to New York City I visited the Barclay-Rex store on Lexington Ave. The Manager, Bill, was very gracious and patient while I purchased a beautiful Tim West pipe (for a very fair price) and offered me a bowl of Vincent's blend.

The tobacco has a nice visual appeal and a wonderful aroma. The blend is composed of Latakia and Orientals in a coarse ribbon cut with a generous amount of stoved Virginias as large pieces of broken flake. The moisture content was OK and the blend packed well into the pipe.

First impression - this stuff is pretty good; a great balance of the smoky Latakia and tangy Orientals with just the right touch of natural sweetness from the stoved Virginia. As I smoked down the bowl the flavors deepened and matured but did not change significantly or get bitter. The tobacco burned well down to a fine grey ash.

I like this blend and would not hesitate to smoke it on a regular basis. The flavor is reminicent to me of the "original" Rattray's Highland Targe with a bit more Virginia presence. I have since smoked a couple of ounces of this blend and I think it will get added to the regular rotation.

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Eulenburg (193)
★★☆☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant

Vincent Nastri was Barclay-Rex' legendary founder, c. 1910. ("Barclay" because the shop was then on Barclay Street. "Rex" was Mr Nastri's giant Schnauzer.)

This is a perfectly decent, mild-mannered English blend, no frills, light-medium.

If I were a normal person working at the NYC financial district, instead of a tobacco snob sampling hundreds of blends I hate, there is no reason why I wouldn't regularly pick up some of this pleasant, inexpensive stuff. Generations of smart people have done precisely that, let me tell you. A common-sense choice.

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