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A mild to medium strength mixture with a quizzical twist to it that only the formidable Sherlock Holmes could fathom out.

BrandDunhill
Blend TypeVirginia/Burley
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50g Tin, 100g Tin
CountryUK
ProductionUnknown
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Strength
Medium to Strong, Strong
Flavoring
Mild, Mild to Medium
Taste
Mild, Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable
2.0
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Trajan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Trajan (1)
★★★☆
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

If I had a steady supply of this, I would smoke it daily. The description was about as non-descript as one might find. I received a menu of tobaccos from the store in London (I think this is the only place you can get this blend) and just ordered somewhat randomly. I was a little more than intrigued when I popped the tin. I had never smelled any tobacco like this and was eager to try it. I smoked it in a favorite Dunhill (why not, right?) It was love at first whiff. To this day I still cannot begin to tell you what the flavoring is. It reminds me of vanilla or cookie dough but not so strong as to suggest anything other then a good Virginia tobacco. About 2/3s of the way down, the strength really starts to kick in. The flavor remains good. It is a clean burning blend and does not leave any residue in the pipe. If you like Virginias and want a change of pace over your regular blend, this one comes recommended.

3 people found this review helpful.

Beer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Beer (299)
★☆☆☆
Strong Mild Mild Tolerable

I got this tobacco in my first order from the Dunhill store in London, and I tried it immediately in an Ashton XXX Pebble Shell half-bent... forgetting that "mild" in Dunhill's vocabulary is quite a deceiving word! As a matter of fact, while this tobacco is rather mild/medium in taste, it packs a terrifying nicotine punch, that forced me to put down the pipe for a while. Opening the tin, you are welcomed by a strong sweet and penetrating aroma: visually and olfactorily, this seems like a close cousin of Royal Yacht with some hints of what at first seems like an alcoholic/fruity/honeyish topping, similar to (but much less intrusive than) Three Years Matured Virginia. It burns well and slow if treated correctly (careful not to smoke it too hot or you'll lose flavor), and has a nice delicately sweet flavor with piquant overtones (just like the Yacht, though at times reminds me of University Flake... in a better way!). At the end it can become a bit bitey and/or bitter, and leaves a sweetish and quite nauseating room note. Dunhill doesn't reveal the composition of this tobacco, but I can almost safely put the finger on red and lemon Virginias with some burley. It is not a bad tobacco, but like Royal Yacht it is an acquired taste: personally I like it, but I can't smoke it anymore because it makes my legs shake and stomach turn even in a small pipe and with a relaxed puffing pace... and usually I smoke strong tobaccos! Probably a matter of body chemistry... If you like potent stuff or you are a fan of Royal Yacht (but I seem to detect some similarities with Hamborger Veermaster too), give it a try by all means, though!

1 person found this review helpful.