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Rich and sweet Virginia grades from India are joined by a tangy and tartly-sweet Virginia leaf from the Philippines, cold-pressed for 3 days and followed by 30 days of subsequent curing in a friction press, which provides the finishing touch to this wonderful Virginia Flake. This makes Sunset a beautifully balanced and particularly full and creamy smoking treat. You will love it !

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50 gr. tin
ProductionCurrently available
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1382)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

A variety of light, dark, and red Virginias work together to create a super smooth, creamy medium bodied flake with a little complexity. Minor grass notes intermingled with earth, honey, citrus and tangy sweetness with a slight tartness. All natural flavors with no topping, it burns slow, cool, and even with no dottle, which seems to be a trademark of HU products. There are many good flakes in this genre, but few match the elegance of taste inherent in this one. Should age exceptionally well, but is wonderful right out of a newly bought tin.

5 people found this review helpful.

Weisenheimer Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Weisenheimer (19)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Sunset, just another Virginia Flake ? No way !

Inside the family of "unscented" Virginias, Sunset is, seen by its choice of leaf, truly something special. A nice sweetish flake, which appears quite "flowery" from its taste, and consistently "creamy" during smoking all down the bowl. No harshness or tongue bite, as often observed while smoking VA-Flakes - a true delight!

Sunset ? OK, a wonderful VA-Flake and a beautiful label painting presentation, even if smoking pleasure is more like a "Sunrise". I tend to recommend smoking this blend on a relaxing evening however - it is not an "all-day-smoke". Congratulation, 4 Stars !

1 person found this review helpful.

Harry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Harry (13)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Beautifully smooth and creamy smoke. A great blend. There is such a lovely silkiness to this sweet, fresh tobacco that, after smoking, the mouth is left with a warm, soothing aftertaste. Beautiful texture and cut in the tin, fresh grassy aroma, with a clean natural taste, sweet with a biscuity appeal. Similar to Haymaker, but more mellow. Simply Virginia and nothing else. Burns so well after a couple of lights and didn't need much relighting at all thereafter. This is another great handmade blend by a master blender. For me, it has been a great discovery. Highly recommended. And, as another reviewer has said, with age, this will be a wonderful vintage.

Pipe Used: Peterson System

Age When Smoked: About a month from purchase

Purchased From: Direct from HU Tobaccos

Similar Blends: Haymaker, but mellower and more grassy in taste. Similar rough cut and fresh tin note..

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jacques1960 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
jacques1960 (27)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Although I have a general preference for aros, I am a devotee of Tillerman and Dockworker and found a sample of Sunset included by Hans in a recent order.

Packing my Butz-Choquin churchwarden at sunset and strolling through the garden yielded a rewarding experience, although likely under-appreciated on my end due to my general tilt toward cased blends.

There was neither bite nor gurgle, and the bowl burned steadily throughout the duration of my walk. This tobacco is one which will surely help mature my tastes, and move me beyond my current palate over time.

"10 points for Gryffindor" (and Hans), as one of my children might say.

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