Gauntleys Of Nottingham Black Lace

A punchy blend of black Virginias, spicy perique, and deep earthy Kentucky. Black Lace uses a large (20%) helping of perique: at this level the perique is sour and very spicy, so a fragrant base of black Virginia is added to create a sweet and spicy flavour. And then, some earthy Kentucky is added to give some body, like a good Stout or Porter. If you're looking for a grassy VaPer, then look elsewhere!


Brand Gauntleys Of Nottingham
Blended By Gauntleys
Manufactured By Gauntleys
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Kentucky, Perique, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

4.00 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 08, 2016 Very Strong None Detected Very Full Pleasant
Gauntleys - Black Lace.

I was going to wait to review this one, but as I've just been re-issued my driving licence (lost due to ill health), I thought I'd celebrate by opening this beaut up!

I think, with Black Lace, the choices are simple: if you enjoy Perique you will adore this, but if you don't like too much punch in your blend you'll hate it.

Although the smoke has quite a heavy spiciness to it, the Black Virginia sweetens the taste up quite a lot. Even though there's a large proportion of Perique in Black Lace, I find that I get just as much taste from the Kentucky after awhile: woody, earthy, and smoky. The Perique holds the strongest position for the first quarter, but then the Kentucky about matches it. Black Lace gives a good dose of nicotine, you'll need a strong stomach for this one!

The rest of the smoke is 'all-good': it burns superb, despite the flavour being 'hot' with Perique the temperature's no more than medium, the room-note would satisfy someone who likes a room-note: it's rather full, and it doesn't bite at-all.

An easy judgement:

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