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Manufactured from different Virginia leaves, 'spun' into a rope.

Blend TypeStraight Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected, Very Mild
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2158)
Medium Very Mild Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

The high quality Virginias are earthy with a little grassiness, and a fair amount of naturally sweet citrus with some dark fruitiness and a bare touch of spice. There is a very minor floral Lakeland essence, but it doesn’t sublimate the natural tobacco taste to any extreme, and I think it comes from the blend being in the same area with Lakeland blends rather than it being a topping. Needs minimal prep time as the rope is very easy to slice, but depending upon your preference, you may want to give it just a little dry time once you have done your cutting. I’d not advise much drying because the tobacco spun in the rope (which is smaller than your average kind) is thin and a little fragile, and will turn crisp if you aren’t careful. Burns cool, clean and smooth at a slow pace, and should be sipped for best effect, though I encountered no hint of bite or harshness. The nic-hit and strength is mild to medium, though the taste is a shade more than medium. Has a very pleasant after taste and slightly floral room note. Leaves no moisture in the bowl and needs a few relights. Not quite an all day smoke.

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Skando Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Skando (187)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

well, this is basically similar if not identical to the Oxenfisl Twist.

It's a pigtail instead, easier to cut in coins and stuff into smaller bowls. I would say quite the same recipe (mainly stoved Virginia and a touch of fired), flavour and burning properties. Maybe just a wee bit milder and less woody, but could be the pipe...

I changed the room note rating just because one fellow stepping now in my office said he felt some honey in the air.

In general terms, I also suggest You all to do a favour to Yourselves and taste the flakes and ropes by Synjeco. They really deserve.

PS: oh... my rope is very much darker that the one in the picture, that's the aging.

Pipe Used: Castello's & Duca's

Age When Smoked: a couple of years in a glass jar

Purchased From: received as a gift

Similar Blends: Oxenfisl Twist.

1 person found this review helpful.