|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1833)||Medium to Strong||Extremely Mild||Medium||Very Pleasant|
Paul Olsen - Tobacco of two decades: 1939-1959.
I'm lucky enough to have accumulated a fair stash of Paul Olsen blends over the past few years, but try to be sparing with opening/reviewing due to the price; this is about 25 euros plus post and packaging from Denmark. Anyway, I decided to pop this one today and can gladly say it's worth the expense.
For starters, it's not an astringent Lat-Bomb. The Latakia's of the mellower variety; it's not sharp or caustic. To put it simply, for a Latakia it's quite a soft flavour. The Cavendish adds to the calmness: there's a vanilla note that's easy to ascertain, without it seeming too false or sticky; it doesn't detract from the fact that this is an English at heart. A bowl of 39-59 burns extremely well all the way down and leaves only a little dottle behind.
The nicotine's quite strong, and the room-note's very enjoyable; a little heavy, but I like it!
A very well accomplished blend.... worth the cost!
Pipe Used: Erik Nording Hunter
Age When Smoked: 1 year
Purchased From: Danish Pipe Shop
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