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An exceptional, well-aged matured Virginia pipe tobacco for your holiday smoking pleasure.

Notes: Dated 1995.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland Tobacco Company
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
CutBroken Flake
Packaging100 gram tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Medium, Medium to Full, Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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SteelCowboy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteelCowboy (685)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

As a "puffer" I don't often seek out straight Virginia's but a few bowls of Noel was gifted to me and boy I'm glad it was! Sweet, and smooth. I'm am not one that compares tobacco to food, but buttery comes to mind went speaking of Noel's texture. As with the prior reviewer, I too find that Noel burns for a very long time. Sixteen years in the tin has only served to make Noel a must find for those seeking an old, high quality tin of matured Virginia.

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Emeritus Account Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Emeritus Account (28392)
Strong Very Mild Full Very Pleasant

Another great PCCA blend.Deep, dark, sweet with a very mild if not ephemeral top note, strong in vitamin n. the top note was something like marshmallow but it is so lite that the only reason i smelled it is because my girl said it smelled great, so i billowed big puffs, walked out of the room for thirty minutes, walked back in and smelled wisps of heaven. Aging for 15 years I am sure had something to do with this incredible blend but imho Age is king. The taste starts off like a deep dark virginia, then it morphs to dark chocolate covered cherries. mmmm good! At halfway mark, all sorts of fruity tastes come out like pears, green apple, a touch of plum. The chocolate taste strengthens then all of a sudden a spicy dates taste comes out and then Bam! Vitamin N in spades!! By this time I am in a reverie.One of THOSE moments! I slow my smoking cadence to a barely lit state and enter Nirvana. Two hours later the bowl is still not done so I continue barely puffing! All of a sudden I swear a perique like taste comes to the fore and I find my body is buzzing. I know I am having a very special smoke indeed. I look at the clock and just over three hours have passed and I am amazed. Not one Get yourself some and covet it like gold.If you can find any.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1825)
Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Noel was a PCCA original that simply exploded with flavor and good body. It was one of the real PCCA memories for me and while I enjoyed it fresh, I enjoyed it even more when I stole a tin off eBay. A very naturally sweet Virginia with sugar crystals displayed over the dark leaf (much darker than when originally tinned). And I wish I could tin the smell alone and sell it. I'd be rich!


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