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Most English and European Latakia blends are made without using any sweet top dressing or casings, our fellow blenders in America do and the results are stunning. The rich and pungent Latakia works well with most fruity flavours and our Cypriot Sunset is an homage to these modern Latakia blends. Built on a base of ripe, fruit topped red Virigina to give this blend a fruity footing. Sliced black twist, Turkish, dark Virginias and of course Cypriot Latakia is added. The resulting tobacco is sweet to smoke but also savoury thanks to the darker Virginia and Turkish. Think of eating a fruit cake with a peaty whisky. A great desert tobacco and a chance to experience this revolution with Latakia.

BrandGQ Tobaccos
Blended ByGlynn Quelch
Manufactured ByGlynn Quelch
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
FlavoringFruit / Citrus
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
Mild, Medium to Strong
Room Note
Pleasant, Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1152)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Tolerable

The red Virginia is richly tangy, earthy fruity sweet. The other Virginias are earthy without a hint of grass or hay, and a mild dry fruit sweetness. The Oriental/Turkish is a woody, moderately tangy spicy ingredient that you’ll notice in every puff which gathers more strength after the half way point. The perique is plum and slightly peppery, and is lightly applied for added complexity. The Cyprian latakia is a team player with sweet, smokey, and woodsy notes. The alcohol topping seems to be whisky, but it’s lightly present and doesn’t detract from the tobaccos.The judicious blending of the various components create a medium to full strength, full in flavor sweet and savory Oriental. It’s a smooth cool burning ribbon cut that’s a little creamy with no dull spots or dottle. It also has a nic-hit that will satisfy the craving without bowling you over.

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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (489)
Medium to Strong Medium to Strong Full Pleasant

GQ Tobaccos-Cypriot Sunset. If it were down to me I'd change the name from Sunset to Sunrise. It tastes far to bright to be reminiscent of a Sunset! The flavour of the smoke is vivacious, there's so much going on! The tobaccos are balanced in a way as to really make this an interesting blend. Of them all I find the Perique slightly heavier. It lends a certain zesty attribute along with a decent N kick. Looking on the GQ website it says the added flavouring is fruit. I can't pinpoint what sort exactly but I would imagine Citrus of some kind is included. I don't get any tongue bite but if I really draw hard on my pipe it develops a sort of acridness so I tend to sip it slower. As I said earlier, it has a decent amount of N. It's not ludicrously strong but still a good blend for N lovers. The room note is quite good. It's not that full and doesn't fill up the room with too much smoke! Cypriot Sunset is a good blend but I can only score three stars due to a few faults. Recommended.

Pipe Used: Devorin Denovic Morta

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: G.Q Tobaccos

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