Gauntleys Of Nottingham African Virginia

A light brown flue cured Virginia from Africa. Light and easy producing sweet, smooth smoke.


Brand Gauntleys Of Nottingham
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Cut Shag
Packaging Bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Dec 10, 2015 Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant
Gauntleys-African Virginia. This is meant to be used mainly for blending but makes a good smoke on its own!

It's medium weight where the cut is concerned, not too fine and not too thick. As it says shag cut I was expecting something almost cigarette tobacco like but it's a lot closer to your standard ready rubbed in construction.

The smell is very typical for a Virginia, I can't think of more to say!

Even though it's directed at blending I think a full on Va smoker would adore it; it gives a good/bright Virginia flavour with a decent burn.

As it seems lighter in nicotine than some blends I think adding some good Perique would oomph up the strength and give more depth to the flavour.

I find a similar problem with the room note as I found with the unlit aroma; it's a simple Virginia one so I don't know what to say!

This scores three stars as a smoke on it's own but as a blending Virginia I feel it's great. Four stars.

Highly recommended.
Pipe Used: Dagner Shot Glass Poker
PurchasedFrom: Gauntleys
Age When Smoked: New
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