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Virginia with addition of black cavendish and burley-cavendish; flavored with Italian red wine.

Notes: A special blend for the KaDeWe department store in Berlin.

Blend TypeUnknown
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringAlcohol / Liquor
Packaging100g Tin
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Mild to Medium, Strong
Medium, Very Strong
Medium to Full, Overwhelming
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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maigret fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
maigret fan (64)
Strong Very Strong Overwhelming Very Pleasant

I agree with the previous review. That is one of the best aromatic there is. It may be said that in Berlin they have an old tradition of adding red wine to pipe tobacco, as related in one of the short story from 'the tales of Hoffman' (the book not the opera!) where the narrator meets the ghost of composer Gluck mixing his own blend and adding red Burgundy. Yes, that is romantic German story-telling! Here they use red Italian wine. A little overwhilming at the end of the smoke but highly recommended. The added wine is noticeable in the tin. A very satisfactory smoke, much enjoyable.

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SMOKETSES Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Very Pleasant

This tobacco is the best I've smoked in aromatic tobaccos. I bought it from the KaDeWe store in Berlin. Back then they had offered me a 5 gr. mixture of which I tried at the store and I was delighted. In fact I send sms to all friends who smoke aromatic. So I decided to leave it on the side for another 6 months in order to mature further. In April 2009, I finally opened it. Very coarse, burns slowly, leaving a fine perfume until the end of the bowl. Virginia Berley Cavendish create a very good mix that combined with the distinctive flavor of the Italian liqueur give a great flavor and aroma without losing the taste of tobacco, which usually occurs with the aromatic. Will definitely reorder it.

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