This is a blend heavy in Latakia but still smooth. It contains Orientals and Virginia, but the Orientals should be more forward than the Virginia. It contains tobaccos from four distinct blending houses.
Notes: It is inspired by Esoterica Penzance using design cues gleaned from smoking it, reading interviews with Robert Germain, and trial/error. I wanted to blend something like Penzance but using the best tobaccos sourceable for each component versus trying to match it exactly.
Since Penzance usually shows up already broken in transit, I decided to go against the grain and use all ribbons vs a kake (which has become trendy). This is not a match blend.
This is not a match intentionally, but testers at CPCC smoked it side by side and said it was close enough. That's a small sample size and not too scientific, but it might scratch your itch. That's what really matters.