Charatan Curzon Mixture

Whilst Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon was responsible for the spectacular 1903 Delhi Durbar celebrating the accession of Edward VII as Emperor of India. This name celebrates the heritage of this blend which is designed for the more experienced and mature pipe smoker and has a composition of Virginia, Latakia and Oriental. It has a well balanced smooth, dark brown smoke with floral and tannin tones.
Notes: Charatan released Curzon Mixture to fill the gap left by Dunhill discontinuing Durbar Mixture.


Brand Charatan
Blended By  
Manufactured By  
Blend Type Oriental
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.83 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 07, 2020 Medium to Strong Mild to Medium Medium Pleasant
The Charatan CURZON MIXTURE is inspired by Dunhill’s DURBAR MIXTURE. My first impression: Curzon is a little lighter and much sweeter than Durbar. Unfortunately, the boost of sweetness has definitely been added artificially, it is not natural tobacco sweetness. From most artificial flavours, especially sweetness, I get an unpleasant acrid side-taste.

Curzon is an Oriental/Balkan mixture with nice Virginias, a reserved amount of spicy Orientals and a small portion of Latakia. At the beginning of the fresh tin, the Orientals are more pronounced, but they gradually fade away as I empty the tin. To make it a true Oriental/Balkan mixture it definitely needs more Oriental/Turkish/Greek tobaccos. The amount of Latakia is ok though.

For my personal taste, there is not enough emphasis on the Orientals, it is too sweet and I find, the aromas do not deploy as well as in “Durbar”. I will finish the tin, but I would not buy it again.
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