|Appearance: Mostly medium red and brown color. Combination of ribbon and small cubes.
Aroma: Pleasant aroma of nicely aged Virginia and Burley. There is a slight fruity hint here, but this might be from the Burley, which can often emit a slight hint of prunes.
Packing: Packs easily int any bowl size or shape. Needs a gentle hand to avoid overpacking.
Lighting: Lights easily, sometimes with one Vesta and a tamp and no further relight.
Initial flavor: A soft blend , but with enough flavor to keep your interest. Sweetness of Virginias mingle well with the nuttiness of Burley.
Mid-bowl: Occasional hints of strength make me think some of the Burley is dark fired, but no cigar note. Very pleasant and a good companion for working or taking a walk. Stays dry and cool, even when smoked outside. Not a very contemplative blend.
Finish: No surprises, just a bit stronger in flavor at the bottom.
Summary: If you like Burley and Virginia combinations at all, this is worth a try. Not as full as Tilbury, or Cumberland, which are more of an evening smoke IMHO. This is a good all-day blend for someone who isn't actively seeking Latakia.