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Great Dixter is composed of medium brown ready rubbed Virginia flake and a pinch of white burley. This medium-strong blend is flavored with a bold floral aroma. A new delightful experience for the aficionado of unconventional blends.

Notes: Aromatic: Geranium

BrandHU Tobacco
Blended ByHans Wiedemann
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeAromatic
ContentsBurley, Virginia
FlavoringFloral Essences, Fruit / Citrus
CutReady Rubbed
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
Medium, Medium to Strong
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2231)
Medium Medium to Strong Medium to Full Pleasant

The Virginias provide tangy ripe, sugary dark fruit, earth, wood, a little tart citrus along with a little grass and a hint of spice. They form the base of the blend. The dry, nutty, very woody, earthy, lightly floral, barely spicy white burley is a background player. The deeply rich geranium is very perfumy, floral, and soapy as the star topping. The fruit toppings underscore the geranium, and all sublimate the tobaccos, and though they weaken just a little after the half way point, the flavors have a lot of depth all the way to the finish. As bold as the tobaccos are, the last half is when they assert themselves to the previously mentioned degree. The strength is medium, while the taste is a step or so past that mark. The nic-hit is almost medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, and has just the slightest touch of a rough edge at times. Well balanced and complex with lots of nuances, it burns cool, clean and slow as broken flake blends will do. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and requires some relights. The after taste will linger a bit. Not an all day smoke, and this blend can ghost a pipe.


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Nicotiana_rustica Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Nicotiana_rustica (23)
Mild to Medium Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant

My first impressions: a typical Virginia/Burley blend of Irish genre; A typical parfumy tobacco from the "soapy" or IRISH tobacco family. And indeed Great Dixter has that floral, geranium like aroma, quite similar to the SISSINGHURST, but the odour profile is a little bit different. Sissinghurst has aroma that is floral, sweet, sugary and well in background. Great Dixter is more floral- GERANIUM (better Pelargonium) like, citrusy. The aroma is more pungent sour-fruity like.

The blend is indeed not a NIC bomb. I would rate it as mild to medium (on the upper scale of that category)

An all day Irish tobacco of a fine quality. And I admit to adore this type of tobacco blends (like Sissinghurst, Haddes best Irish, Grousemoore, Ennerdale flake, St. Bruno, Erinmore flake etc.)

I think Great Dixter has less body than his brother Sissinghurst...or Haddes best Irish.

The ready rubbed Virginias in Great Dixter are sweet and citrusy, with a fair odour of earth. Virginias dominate in this blend and provide a base, body to it. The burley is nutty, creamy and stays always in the background. This is indeed typical virginia/burley blend of fine Irish tradition (not an aromatic one!) and probably (along with Sissinghurst and Haddes best Irish) the best on the market today.

The floral, flowery topping is very mildly noticeable in every puff without distracting from the inherent properties of the tobaccos, and is a little less obvious by the time you get to the last third of the bowl. However the topping of Great Dixter is more pronounced, compared to the aroma of Sissinghurst, which is more settled, round and more smoky version (it contains Kentucky burley!)

Overall an all day, every day, perfect Irish blend that is not too sweet, that is round, moderately flavoured. It is an extremely well balanced blend. I taste the complexity of creamy flavors in every puff all the way through. Burns cool with very few relights and will never bite you.

Great job again, Hans Wiedemann.

Pipe Used: Peterson pipes, Misssouri meerschaum

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