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"It was created in honor of the Mystery of the Pyramids of Egypt. Just the same mystery of smoky pleasure accompanies this smoke!"

Notes: PYRAMID ( Country: Greece )

Blended ByWolfway Tobacco
Blend TypeOriental
ContentsLatakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging150 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable, Tolerable to Strong, Strong

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Stefanos Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Stefanos (215)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

According to the producers Pyramid consist of 5.4 parts Latakia from Egypt, 4.8 parts Virginia gold leave from Maryland and 4.8 parts of Izmir form Katerini in Greece.Tin note is that of a spicy English mixture with the smokiness being milder than in most as if the wood has not been let to burn completely, retaining thus the feel of the tree bark and the shrubs. I think I can sense pine tree. It comes in ribbons of bright, brown and dark, almost black ribbons in equal proportions.

With the first whiff you are greeted with a very tasty, full flavor, savoury English in the mould of Squadron Leader, I dare say. As far as the Latakia contribution to the blend Pyramid is a medium English and the actual content is around 35%.

Latakia - from Egypt - which I have never seen before, is leathery not excessively smoky and it is backed by a crisp bright Virginia with ample sweetness and a hay-like character. The Izmir adds a fluffy, rounder element than the crispier Virginia, which is also sweet, spicy (nutmeg and even cinammon) and nutty with notes at times reminiscent of sweet pastry. Pyramid is a complex English which sports a very interesting interplay and contrast between the savoury Latakia the crisp Virginia and the sweet spicy Izmir. All three leafs play an equal part and neither of them dominates but all take their lead at times. That said and in comparison with most Englishes, Pyramid is an unreservedly Oriental forward English. With every whiff I get a slightly different nuance. Sometimes the overall feel is crispy other times it is mellower. It also leaves a nice aftertaste. Kudos to the blender for creating such an interesting, balanced and complex blend without resorting to any excess in order to impress.

As far as burning behavior Pyramid is excellent, takes to light easily, burns cool and needs only a few relights. Strength wise it is medium as is nicotine content. Does not bite and for those who smoke Englishes can be used as an all day tobacco, although Pyramid for me is a delicacy.

Although a new product Pyramid succeeds to enter the ocean of English mixtures with an offer which seems to defy trends and refer directly to the most venerable and old school of all English mixtures, Squadron Leader. It succeeds in this first because of its impeccable balance of Latakia, Virginia and Oriental where all three shine without any one leaf overshadowing the other and second because of the top class, unadulterated tobacco it employs - if I had to place my bets on one tobacco which is not cased at all I would bet on Pyramid. An absolute four star English blend for me!

Similar Blends: Samuel Gawith's Squadron Leader.

7 people found this review helpful.

Cap'n Lev Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Cap'n Lev (13)
Very Strong None Detected Very Full Strong

If you are in search of new oriental tobaccos like me ,I would definitely recommend this one. A latakia strong blend, well balanced if I may say. Maybe not quite the package design deal ,but still worth it. I quite enjoyed the first bowl. And the second after, well my oh my it goes on... :)

Pipe Used: briar

Age When Smoked: fresh

Purchased From: Wolfway tobacco store

2 people found this review helpful.

Karam Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Karam (9)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable to Strong

This is the first tobacco I got from Wolfway when Dunhill closed, as up to that point I used to only smoke Nightcap, and did not get disappointed.

It is an Oriental forward English blend, with Egyptian Latakia (which I'd never heard of), overall of very high quality like other Wolfway offerings.

The contents are:

5.4 Latakia from Egypt 4.8 Virginia gold leave from Maryland USA 4.8 Izmir form Katerini, Greece

The Latakia is more smoky/leathery than creosote and definitely lighter than other English blends, and the Izmir leaf grown in Greece is quite powerful. I don't get a lot from the Virginia (in any English/Oriental blend) but it is there, keeping things in balance.

It is a very nice smoke, I'd consider that whatever it lacks in terms of spice from Nightcap's perique addition it gains from Izmir, think more incense than spicy fermented fruit though. While the blend is not sweet, the Izmir leaf fills in beautifully for that as well - probably supported by the Virginia which is otherwise undetectable by me. I've tried Wolfway's Basma, which they claim is among the best pure Basma leaf anyone can buy and think they did well by not going with it as it would overpower the blend, while Izmir is somewhat softer and fits just right.

Even the fact that this blend stood in for an acceptable Nightcap replacement should be a cue as to how good of an English blend it is, highly recommended!

Purchased From: Wolfway's Athens store

1 person found this review helpful.