|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1847)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant|
Dunhill - Standard Mixture Medium.
I bought this a year ago, having no idea Dunhill would 'disappear' from the tobacco world. It's a fine smoke, shame it's gone!
My blend has a slightly lighter appearance than the one pictured here. I see mostly light and medium browns with just a few black ribbons. The smell from the tin's quite a calm English one; although the Latakia can be identified, there's a notable hay/fresh touch from the Virginias. The seal 'hissed' when I popped it, so the tobacco's been preserved exactly as it was when tinned, but the moisture's perfect.
At the risk of sounding ciceronian and rhetoric, this would make a great All Day Smoke. There's Latakia, yes, but the smoke isn't a heavy, smoky, mess. The Latakia takes the lead, yes, but is exceedingly well supported by the other two. I note a subtle sharpness from the Orientals, and a pleasing wisp of hay from the Virginia. It burns very well, my bowls have needed little maintenance. The smoke's medium temperature, and hasn't got a bite in it.
Nicotine: below medium. Room-note: nice.
Standard Mixture Medium? I find this exemplifies why it's a shame Dunhill has gone. Four stars:
Pipe Used: Falcon
Age When Smoked: 1 year
Purchased From: My Smoking Shop UK
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