|This blender obviously knows what he's doing. His blends are better than decent, and some of them are notable.
Rovada is a nice bouquet of flavors that pop in and out throught the bowl. The tobacco burns nicely and to the bottom. There is a Latakia flavor that is not intrusive, but marries nicely with the VA/Cavandish. The Perique mingles a bit of spice to the overall main course, as does the latakia. I am not a big Latakia fan, but enjoy it when it is used as sparingly as a condiment, lightly sprinkled to add an additional nuance to the dish.
Overall this is one of Milan's better blends, in my opinion. The batch I am smoking now is aged 2 years, so the Latakia is tuned down even further from when I first sealed it in jars. It is delicious.
Regarding the "absence of sweetness", I believe the description refers to what was added to the mix when it was blended. There is a slight sweetness detected, but it is from the 5 Va's, which are the main course in this blend and are of good quality.
Smoking out of an old Astly 3/4 bent, but have enjoyed this blend out of several pipes including DH and Upshall.