A rich Balkan mixture of Bright Virginia, Perique, Yenidje, and mountain Latakia.
|Contents||Oriental/Turkish, Virginia, Perique, Latakia|
Pleasant to Tolerable
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|SteelCowboy (441)||Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
I received a generous size sample of #9131 with my normal Grant's favorite, Emperor Norton. Billed as a rich Balkan blend, it would be hard to disagree. But what really makes this blend for me is the addition of the Yenidje. I think the Yenidje really elevates this to a four star blend for me. #9131 smokes best for my taste well dried, not crunchy, but close. I find #9131 is “rich” as described by the blender. As the bowl progresses, there is a very slight sweetness, but make no mistake, overall its savory. It burns cleanly and tastes great right to the bottom of the bowl. If you live on the east coast like I do, it's worth the price of the shipping, and when I am in the San Francisco area, Grants is THE place to stop and enjoy a pipe as its one of the only places in the entire city where a relaxing smoke can be had. Highly Recommended
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