The very smoky, earthy, woody, wine-like, leathery, lightly musty Syrian latakia is the lead varietal. The woody, earthy, smokey, floral, mildly spicy, dry and lightly buttery sweet Orientals and Turkish provide ample support in every puff. The mildly nutty, earthy, woody, lightly coca-ish, smoky burley plays a couple steps below the level of the Turkish/Orientals. The strength and taste thresholds are just past the center of mild to medium, though the taste gathers a little potency as you go along, falling short of the medium mark. The nic-hit is a tad closer to mild than it is to medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, but has a light ruggedness. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a lightly sweet and more savory, consistent earthy floralness from start to finish. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and needs an average number of relights. Has a short lived, dry, woody, smoky after taste. Can be an all day smoke.
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