Planta Empire - Virginia

Comprised of sun-ripened Virginia leaf and mellow black cavendish, along with a very harmonic bouquet of fruits. Aromatic and mild to the tongue.
Notes: Marketed as Empire Aromatic until 2017.


Brand Planta
Blended By Planta
Manufactured By Planta
Blend Type Aromatic
Contents Black Cavendish, Virginia
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus
Cut Flake
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country Germany
Production Currently available


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Very Pleasant
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jan 05, 2018 Mild to Medium Mild to Medium Medium Very Pleasant
First off: This is Peter Heinrichs Reserve Crue No. 10 Virginia Flake (formerly Aromatic Flake) and vice versa, Planta produces this for Peter Heinrichs and glues another labeln on the tin.

Tin note is most delicious and natural fruit-potpourri-like. Really I love the tin note, sometimes I grab the tin just to sniff the tin note, it's very, very good! Not artificial at all, very well flavoured imho. Once lit it burns good, due to its low moisture level.

The taste is pleasant, and the citrusy, refreshing and swee Virginas do well with the flavouring. The Cavendish is a bit toasty with some vanilla-ish note to it. Not much of complexity, just a solid Virginia with a natural, delicate flavouring on top. Goodfor transition from aromatics to more natural tobaccos, or as a sweet-treat for Virginias lovers.

3/4 stars, pretty solid and well done, personally not my cup of tea anmore, but when I smoked my tin as I began to smoke the pipe this was a pleasant introduction to more natural tobaccos and the flake cut.
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