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An exotic mixture, vivacious yellow (lemon) Virginias and contrasting black Cavendish and brown Burley with exotic fruit extracts. An exquisite smoking experience. Blended by hand in Germany.

Notes: Planta's Tobacco of the Year for 2008. Still available in bulk from a number of online tobacco sellers.

Blended ByPlanta
Manufactured ByPlanta
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Burley, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
PackagingBulk, 100 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
Medium, Medium to Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2233)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

The rather tangy lemon Virginias are citrusy with a light grassiness, and are the lead component. The nutty, earthy, molasses sweet brown burley is a supporting player with a pinch or two of spice. The unsweetened black cavendish offers some sugar. The exotic sweet and slightly sour fruit toppings seem to contain some mango, kiwi, apricot, clove and pepper-like spices, and I’m not sure what else. They dominate the tobaccos to a fair extent. The strength is just shy of the center of mild to medium, while the taste is a step past that. Has a mild nic-hit. Won’t bite, but will give you a little tongue warmth and tingle if puffed fast, so I recommend a slow pace. Has no roughness. Well balanced, it burns clean at a reasonable pace with a very consistent, rich flavor. Leaves little dampness in the bowl and requires an average number of relights. Has a pleasantly lingering after taste. Can be an all day smoke.


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Smoke_Ring Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Smoke_Ring (158)
Medium Medium Medium Tolerable


Star Rating = 2.50

Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst

Pouch Note = 7

Room Note = 7

Flavor = 7

Bite = 7

Burn = 7

After Taste = 7

Raw Score = 42

Rated Percentage = 70%

Comment = Unsual Fruity Pouch Note and Flavor, this tobacco is Bitter with a big Bit while smoking, not very enjoyable

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bob323 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
bob323 (46)
Mild to Medium Medium to Strong Medium Pleasant

Citrus casing too strong on initial light after charring light...extremely strong for about first third of bowl and then settles back to support tobacco flavor...Needs to be toned down a bit...Perhaps if a bit more Cavendish were used, or perhaps cellaring for a while...

Pipe Used: various for testing

Age When Smoked: fresh after receiving

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Arkie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Arkie (129)
Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

This stuff is ok but I'm not sure I will ever want anymore of it. The fruit and vanilla flavors leave a slightly weird aftertaste.

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albfneto Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
albfneto (184)
Mild Medium Medium Very Pleasant

Despite it can found in cans, in Brazil this mixture may be also purchased in bulk, not expensive in Brazil, but is hard to find, only few tobacconists have it.

In Brazil this blend is so-called "Planta Anno MMVIII Exotic Mixture".

Described by Planta also as "Vivacious, contrasting, exotic and exquisite". The correct caracter... fully different, distinctive.

I now other more famous Planta blends: Pergamon, Cellini... I expected a good stuff! really do it. Planta products are very good.

This tobacco is wonderfull... The scent, the flavour in the pouch, is fruity... In the smoke, the flavour is sweet...

The taste during smoking? have elements od Figs, Chocolate, Pineapple, and spices, such as Cinnamon, Indian Clove and Black Pepper. At the same time that is sweet (Cavendish), is also bite (Burley) and peppery.

The Burley and the Cavendishs are clear noted, over the Virginia, but the mixture have good body.

It s destined to be one of my favorites, even better than Cellini Forte. Splendid! 4 Stars but merits much more.

Pipe Used: mnay

Age When Smoked: recently purchased

Purchased From: Tabacaria Virtual, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil

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