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Dark Virginia tobacco with Louisiana perique.

Notes: Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture clone, and was originally called Majesty Elizabeth.

BrandRobert McConnell
Manufactured ByKohlhase & Kopp
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
Packaging50 grams tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2507)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The citrusy, grassy, lightly hay-like and earthy Virginias also have a modicum of dark fruit. The very spicy, lightly raisiny, mildly plumy perique is a supporting player. There’s more perique and a lot less grass in this than in the current version of Dunhill Elizabethan. The dark fruit note is not present in DE either. This has a fuller flavor, also. The strength and nic-hit are in the center of mild to medium. The taste is step or so past those marks. It won’t bite or get harsh, but the spice does give a slight tongue tingle. Burns fairly cool and very clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent taste from start to finish. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires few relights. Has a lightly lingering, pleasant sweet and spicy after taste and room note. An all day smoke that is superior in every way compared to Dunhill’s latest version, to which I gave two stars.


15 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (373)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I am reviewing this with no meaningful comparison to Elizabethan Mixture. I was sent a sample by a friend in Germany, and I have enjoyed it.

The cut is a narrow medium-length ribbon, and it is a mix of black, dark brown and light brown tobaccos. Pouch note is hay and a little earth. Moisture level was good for smoking as delivered.

The initial light is slightly sweeter than might be expected, and here may be a mild topping to give the Virginias a boost. The flavor is very good. There is a little citrus and some hay with a bread note every now and then. The perique presents as plum with some pepper when puffed. There is a peppery tickle when snorked. It burned well, and did not require an unusual number of relights. strength may have picked up slightly in the last half of the bowl to put it on the medium end of the medium-mild range. There was a certain smooth quality to this blend with no harsh edge. Taste was very consistent.

Overall this was a very pleasant smoke, and it is easy to recommend.

Pipe Used: Grabow Eldorado pot

Purchased From: Gift from a friend

8 people found this review helpful.