I always look forward to the Peterson limited editions, they just make the time of year seem perfect. Peterson Summertime 2017? Spot on.
The blend's presented as a fairly coarse ribbon. Because the tin isn't air sealed shut, the tobacco's just in a pouch under a push-on lid, the moisture of the blend's good. It smells strongly aromatic, very fruity, but also slightly sharp.
To sit outside under the summer sun this is faultless! I find the peaches stronger than the apples: sweet, and a little sharp. The apples sit quite a way behind. Where the tobaccos are concerned it's mainly the Cavendish's I taste; I find the black Cavendish gives weight to the smoke with a kind of vanilla flavour, and the brown Cavendish gives a honey sweetness which really rounds things off. The VaBur side is easily outweighed by these two, IMO. The burn from 2017 is cool and consistent, requiring little maintenance.
The room-note's good, albeit that's a moot point as I'll smoke this outside in the sun, and the nicotine's mild.
Just picked this beautifully smooth blend up today. I bought it purely based on the aromas of fresh apple and ripe peaches. This is by far the sweetest blend of tobacco I have ever smelt. I am so excited to smoke it again and again. Peterson has never let me down as smoker of both English blends and aromatics. I will say 100% that if you enjoy aromatics, this is a MUST buy! Mild nicotine and intense fruit flavour bled into the cavendish that is complimented with the golden Virginias and burleys. My only bad review is simply that this is a limited time smoke. One that will for sure be a wife pleasing room note.
Pipe Used: Smooth Peronelli briar
Age When Smoked: Fresh is best for this one. Right out of the tin.
Purchased From: Burlingtons Tobbaconists (AB Canada) http://tobacconist.ca
Very pleasing. A strong fruity aroma. Lasts a long time in the Pipe without relighting. Sometimes a peach citrus flavour, other times a little more aromatic and sweet. Definitely one for the summer. A good car smoke on a long journey.
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