Another of Wilke's old recipes, a more than generous amount of Latakia mixed with Virginias and Perique makes this one of Wilke's fuller English Blends.
|Brand||Pipeworks & Wilke|
|Blended By||Carole Burns|
|Contents||Latakia, Perique, Virginia|
Medium to Full
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|SteelCowboy (496)||Medium||None Detected||Medium to Full||Tolerable|
I have yet to have a blend from Pipeworks and Wilke that wasn't of very high quality and #622 is no exception. Like most P&W blends, it arrives a bit moist and will need some dry time. The blend arrives with mostly dark leafs with some tan mixed in for good measure. The pouch scent is leathery and the ribbons are cut short and require no rubbing out. The Latakia and Perique take more of a dominate role in #622 with the Virginia's filling out the blend. As one would expect with a Latakia heavy blend, #622 smokes cool with no bite. The Virginia's only offer a very small touch of sweetness. Carole uses high quality baccy that can best be described as "rich" and it produces large plumes of smoke. I don't find #622 to be as complex as my two P&W favorites, #524 and #10. Lovers of full English blends should have this on their "must try" list. Personally, I would prefer a bit more underlying sweetness so it won't be a rotation regular for me. Recommended.
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