|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|Lit a Kia (35)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant|
For background, see my review of Couvert's Cordemoy: http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend/5716/jp-couvert-cordemoy
As I understand it (my French is suspect), Vallee ("Semois Superieur," according to the label) is Couvert's strongest Semois. It offers the same kinds of flavors as Cordemoy, but they dance around a much stiffer backbone of earthy tobacco that is, again, way more flavorful than burleys grown just about anywhere else. Seems to have stronger nicotine content than the Cordemoy too.
I enjoy it, but this doesn't have quite the same magic. I have had success mixing it in with Cordemoy when I'm looking for a little more oomph.
As with Cordemoy, I've found wide bowls, briar or cob, work best with this one. Haven't tried it in a (non-Missouri) meerschaum yet.
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