|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|O'Confrère (31)||Mild to Medium||Extremely Mild||Mild to Medium||Tolerable|
This has just been distributed in Germany, so I suppose it will be available in other countries soon. Was very excited to find this on the shelves again. Unfortunately, it is quite a disappointment. The 'old' Durbar was a distinctive broad cut blend with wonderful qualities. This is a mixed cut with finer ribbons that does not hold up in comparison. I guess it is hardly possible to produce enough tins for today's larger market with the high standard of leaf that was used 'back in the day.' When I have gotten over my initial disappointment I will try to post a review of it on its own merits. For now, smoke it if you've got it, but, if you remember Durbar of old, don't get your hopes up too high.
Pipe Used: Several, reserved for Latakia/Orientals/Va's
Age When Smoked: one month (just on the market)
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