|This could be an excellent tobacco if it only had more strength, more character. As it is, it takes a long while before anything happens in the bowl (or the palate), by which time you may have a severe case of tongue bite.
The 100 g. version comes in a beautiful wooden box, the tobacco wrapped up in a golden metallic paper. Very nice, very elegant. The tobacco is a mixture of colours and shades, very pleasing to see: bright yellows, reddish hues, dark brown and black ribbons. It smells fresh and natural, with a rather smokey -sweetish note, probably due to the presence of Kentucky and light Burleys. But that is about it.
Once you pack it in the bowl and the flame hits the tobacco?nothing happens! Sure, smoke comes out, a rather dry and slightly hot smoke, but where is the flavour? Like the wolf in the Three Little Pigs story, you draw and you draw (first you do it slowly, but because there is no flavour coming out, you tend to do it harder), but I?m afraid there is no reward. I left it to rest for a while and let the pipe cool off. Tried again. Same results. This time, however, my tongue was ablaze. Did not smoke for a couple of days, tried again, and only the mildest form of flavour tiptoed from the pipe. It was nice, but very restrained. Gave up.
I still have the box on my desk. It is charming, and you can keep ink jars inside.