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A Virginia shag with yenidje Turkish with a touch of natural cavendish topped with Latakia.

BrandWilke Pipe Tobacco
Blended ByJohn Brandt
Manufactured ByJohn Brandt
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsCavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected, Extremely Mild
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2739)
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The rather floral, herbal, woody, buttery sweet and rather sour, earthy, moderately spicy Turkish yenidje takes a little of the lead. The very smoky, earthy, woody, musty sweet Cyprian Latakia plays above its percentage in the mix, and is almost a supporting player. The Virginia provides some tart and tangy citrus, grass, honey, light earth, tangy dark fruit and wood, and a slight floral note in a competitive third slot. The natural cavendish offers tart and tangy citrus, grass, and a light cognac topping in a condimental role. The strength and nic-hit are a couple of steps past the center of mild to medium. The taste is a rung below the medium mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, though it does have a very light rough edge. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a very consistent, mildly sweet and sour, savory, light campfire flavor that translates to the lightly lingering after taste. The room note is a tad stronger. Barely leaves any dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Can be an all day smoke. Four stars out of four.


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suitou Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
suitou (38)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

I have smoked many times before writing this review, but I could not write a coherent impression. It's floral, herbal, and a bit sweet, but not as floral or earthy as Presbyterian, and it's not a mellow smoke. However, it's a rather subdued smoke to describe as a bright blend, so I'm confused as to how to describe it. I prefer No. 111 in these Wilke's Oriental blends, but that is not to say that No. 222 is a bad blend. It's a well-made, carefully crafted blend that, like the Burley-based TC Ebony and Safari, offers subtle flavor variations depending on the tastes of the individual pipe smoker. Try it and choose.

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