|This review is sparse at the moment, as this was one of the first blends I EVER smoked, nearly two years ago or more...
Sadly now UNAVAILABLE in the UK... I have a small sample kindly given to me by my tobacconist at Uni (McGahey's in Exeter, GB).
I shall do a proper review after the Christmas period when I intend to smoke some of the last few grammes of the stuff in Britain!
January 2004 Ok - Mission accomplished - I have smoked all that I had.
It was not as nice a smoke as my memory promised, the last time I tried this was a couple of years ago in my Upper Sixth year. This smoke was damp, hot and over-cased, the smooth fruity tones of Port I was expecting never materialised, the flavour in this sample was chemical and subdued so that one couldn't place the exact taste - and by the end of the smoke it became an irritating factor. I partially blame this on the quality of the tobacco - it felt odd when packing and I wonder if it was slightly mouldy or past its best - strange since it had come sealed in a Radford's promotional tin-foil package.
Either way, I'm not too fussed it's not available otherwise I may have been tempted to waste some money and time giving it another try. Ah well - never revisit the delights of youth, they are usually dashed by the more discerning attitudes which we all adopt as we age.