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BrandNording
Manufactured ByKohlhase Kopp & Co.
Blend TypeVirginia Based
ContentsBlack Cavendish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutFlake
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryDE
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
Extremely Mild, Very Mild
Taste
Mild to Medium, Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant
4.0
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StevieB Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
StevieB (1972)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Very Mild Mild to Medium Pleasant

Nording - Erik's Reserve.

Here's one of those blends where after a few puffs I ordered more to cellar! It makes a cracking smoke for times when I want something relaxing but I'm not in the mood for a full-on aromatic. It's sweet enough to be on the precipice of aromatic territory but isn't in that genre.

The tin contains two stacks of rectangular flakes which appear to be a little mottled with lighter/darker flecks. I find the aroma to be one of a typical Danish style blend; not piquant, just slightly sweet. The moisture enables easy crumbling and filling.

The smoke? As I said, insouciant and calm! From the Virginia there's hay and dough, but no sharp Virginia flavours; this sets the precedent for a 'laid back' smoke. The black Cavendish heightens the sweetness but doesn't give the smoke a heavy, gloopy character. The Cav' takes second place, the Va's running the show. I find no problem with the burn, it's independent and reliable. It creates a medium temperature smoke that's quite thick in structure.

Nicotine: quite mild. Room-note: perfectly inoffensive.

Erik's Reserve? A steadfast four star smoke; IMO:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: Ismail Baglan meerschaum

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos

5 people found this review helpful.

the_german Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
the_german (299)
★★★★
Mild to Medium Extremely Mild Medium to Full Pleasant

Opening the tin, the scent is fruity, wine-ish, with some hay lingering in the background. The leaf is dotted with a few flecks of Black Cavendish, otherwise this is pure VA, with maybe a hint of a citrus sauce. The slices rub out easily. Lighting takes a single match for me.

The flavour is sweet, with a touch of dark bread in the background. The sidestream also has a bit of spiciness. Little maintenance is needed, and I end up with practically no dottle. There is a lingering, comfortable sweet aftertaste.

Where I am, this blend is somewhat pricey, but I find it well worth the money.

Pipe Used: db Mayflower, Vauen Barontini

Age When Smoked: Fresh from new tin

Purchased From: DanPipe

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1 person found this review helpful.