|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|SteelCowboy (513)||Mild to Medium||Medium||Medium to Full||Pleasant|
I received some generous samples from Russ Ouellette at the Newark Pipe Show recently and Manor Heights was one of them. MH is part of the somewhat new Landmark Series from Pipesandcigars.com made up of aromatics that are a bit “higher end” than their regular aromatics in both flavor and cost. MH is pretty thickly cased and smells sweet in the pouch. The blend professes to taste of dark fruit and a bit of vanilla. The tobacco is too wet to smoke out of the pouch, but after ample dry time, it smokes well. The taste is as described, something not always common to aromatic blends. The dark fruit flavor comes through from the beginning of the bowl until the end. The vanilla is very, very subtle and I found myself wanting just a tad more of it. The sweetness lessens a bit toward the end, but never leaves and the blend never turns bitter. I also don't get any chemical taste either. There was no bite at all, even when pushed. MH is not likely to win over very many non-aromatic smokers, but for the occasional (like me) or regular aromatic smoker, Manor Heights is a top quality aromatic that shouldn't be missed out on. Highly Recommended!
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