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This mixture creates harmony and comfort - the perfect antidote for this hectic season. Delicious Virginia tobaccos of different shades and cuts are blended in proportion with three kinds of exquisite black cavendish. When smoked this tobacco presents itself as substantial and opulent as well as soft and cool. The fragrance is refined and strong in expression and combines delicious aromas of hazelnut, caramel and baked apples.

Blended ByKolhasse & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringApple, Caramel, Nuts / Beans
CutCoarse Cut
Packaging100 grams tin
ProductionNo longer in production
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Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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Room Note Professor Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Room Note Professor (44)
Mild Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I am rating this tobacco for what it is: an innovative aromatic for the holidays, as opposed to a tobacco meant for everyday smoking. And innovative it is! I get apple and a lot of honeydew (green melon) wrapped in cotton candy. And, surprisingly, some Wild Mint leaves. This is a playful tobacco. The smoke is mild and surprisingly dry. No tongue bite. The room note is enticing: sweet and candy-like. Expect very favourable comments from non-smokers! For me, this is a treat, but I'll tire of it quickly when smoked on a regular basis.

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Simon.c Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Simon.c (7)
Mild Strong Medium Very Pleasant

I picked a tin of this up along with the 2013 blend and unlike the newer blend I am enjoying this a lot more.

The smell on opening the tin is to me a very heavy citrus note with lots of lemon and orange and the smoke reflects this well delivering a sharp kick of citrus along with some floral notes and sour apple hard sweets.

One word of warning though, if smoked too quickly it will bite something chronic so slow smoking is the only option in my opinion which is a shame as I always end up wanting more of that sour apple flavour.

Pipe Used: Churchwarden Clay

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doc'spipe Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
doc'spipe (227)
Mild Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

A very nice offering from Peterson for Christmas. Beautiful presentation of golds and blacks. Ready for packing and smoking right out of the tin. Sucking on the stem pre-lite tastes of evergreen/spiced apple. Once lit, a beautiful melange of flavors and a smooth, dry, cool, and bite-free smoke. As aromatic as this one is, with the aroma of baked apples out in front, there is sufficient tobacco flavor to satisfy. A cozy feeling of Christmas past can be effortlessly conjured up while blissfully puffing away on Holiday Season 2012. I just ordered 3 more tins. Enjoy!

UPDATE 12-15-12: What's truly fantastic about this blend is that you can smell what others smell while you are smoking it. I never experienced this with any other aromatic before. It smells like apple pie baking in the oven with a very sugary crust. The tin note is really good but the smell while smoking is even better. Simply outstanding.

1 person found this review helpful.

maigret fan Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
maigret fan (74)
Mild to Medium Strong Full Tolerable

I bought the tin in March at one of the good tobacconists in Brussels. They told me that one of their customer had bought 8 or 9 tins of the blend so that led me to buy the last one in the shop!

No regret about that! If I fail to identify the aroma as baked apples: in the tin that more smells as baked bananas. Whatever the strange aroma that is a very nice aromatic whose taste lasts fully when slowly burning in the bowl. Highly recommended if you find one!

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gunner525 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
gunner525 (62)
Mild Strong Medium to Full Very Pleasant

If you're looking for a holiday blend that inspires the season with its flavor and aroma this is definitely it.

This year's blend is a nice combination of different Virginias and Black Cavendish leaves that is married superbly to a top dressing of hazelnut, caramel, and baked apples.

Upon opening the tin one is greeted with a wonderful sweet apple cider aroma with a hint of caramel and hazelnut. Opening the tin alone brings to mind all of the wonderful late nights infront of the fire place sipping on some warm apple cider.

Now for the smoke, the moisture level is almost perfect right out of the tin for a smoke. It packs wonderfully and takes a charring light and true light just as well. It burns nice and evenly to a beautifully white ash. The flavor transfers over nicely into the smoke like all the other limited edition offerings from Peterson. It burns pretty cool for an aromatic and doesn't leave a wet goopy mess at the bottom of the bowl afterwards.

Overall this is a premo aromatic blend and one that I'm sure will sell out quickly due to the fact that it's a limited edition blend. Hopefully the folks at Peterson will make this a regular to their line up of blends.

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