Borkum Riff - Mixture Original (Formaly known as Original Ultra Light)
60% black cavendish from philippines and africa mixed with 40% virginia from brazil, india and africa. Flavor of: Choclate, prune with fruity notes.
Notes Re named due to tobacco naming laws in some contries but no change to the blend or flavours.
The flagship of the Borkum Riff Mixtures. Introduced in 1982.
|Blended By||Scandinavian Tobacco GroupTG Orlik favtory|
|Packaging||7-ounce tub or in 1.5-ounce pouches|
Medium to Strong
|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Contemplative (14)||Medium||Medium to Strong||Medium||Pleasant|
Just tried this mixture for the first time. On opening the packet, you'll find that you can't disagree with the 'programme notes' - it is exactly as it says, namely 'chocolate, prune and fruity notes.' For me, the fruity notes include apricot.
The tobacco was not too dry and not too moist, in fact it was in the Goldilocks zone.
Lights well, smokes evenly, pleasant aroma. Doesn't need all that much re-lighting. However, you will probably be surprised to find that your bowlful lasts a little less long than you expected. Very fine ash residue.
I can recommend this as an excellent smoke, in fact one not to be missed, but I'll need to have smoked quite a few more packets to get a deeper and wider perspective on this one. First experience has been very pleasant, anyhow.
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