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Noir is the second tobacco in our Nottingham Lace series, a selection of Perique tobacco. A smoky and smooth blend with a distinct Perique twang to it, this tobacco is very deep and rich. The use of a English style black Cavendish base, give this blend a creamy core with a woody and slightly smoky taste. A small amount of Turkish Izmir and various Gold Leaf Virginia's add a little sweetness and keeps the tobacco burning freely. The addition of Perique (10%) adds some spice and stewed fruit elements to the already complex flavours.

BrandGQ Tobaccos
Blended ByGlynn Quelch
Manufactured ByGlynn Quelch
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
Contents Black Cavendish, Oriental/Turkish, Perique, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium to Strong
None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Very Pleasant
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thesmoggypipester Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
thesmoggypipester (30)
Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

A stunning example of glynns blending prowess. A dark tobacco with an earthy musty aroma with packs and lights easily. The perique is easily detectable and although the tobacco burns freely it never makes the bowl hot or bite the tongue. I deliciously dark rich complex smoking pleasure that never overpowers. A solid four stars from me

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (989)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

The Virginia is grassy and a little citrusy, acting mainly as a base for the other components to shine. The black cavendish is sweet without a trace of vanilla or bite. The Turkish Izmir is a team player, providing an obvious smokey, woodsy slightly sour flavor. The perique is raisiny, plum and peppery, more of the latter than the former. There are dried fruit notes that seem to come from the way the tobaccos are processed as well as from the perique. Some ingredients are more noticeable than others at different times, creating a nice complexity. Rich in flavor with a fair amount of strength, it’s creamy and smooth and burns well, cool and even with no dottle or harsh spots, and few relights.

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Harry Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Harry (13)
Medium to Strong Mild Full Very Pleasant

This is yet another delightful blend from GQ. Darker, richer and more pungent than the Rouge, it gives a high level of rich, spicy taste and great aroma. The tang is sharp and pronounced and it has a good strength of character. The Perique comes across loud and clear. Wonderful aroma from the pouch and moisture and consistency to die for. Lovely, sweetness blending with the spice and pepper to make smoking this a true pleasure.

Pipe Used: Peterson, Askwith, Northern Briars

Age When Smoked: New from retailer

Purchased From: Direct from GQ

Similar Blends: Nottingham Rouge, but ramped up a level in taste, aroma and depth.

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SteveH Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
SteveH (28)
Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Fairly broad cut, browns and black.Smell: leather, dried fruit. Taste: dark, dry, rich, with a hint of liquorice. excellent. I didn't notice the perique, though.

Pipe Used: Various

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ's website

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