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Savinelli's Jupiter is a commanding blend of Burley, dark-fired Kentucky, and Virginias, archetypally cased and pressed into flakes.

Notes: Jupiter intermingles white and dark Burleys with red and bright Virginias and a touch of spicy, dark-fired Kentucky, along with a delicate topping of dark rum and molasses for a sweet, nutty, and complex flavor profile.

BrandSavinelli
Blend TypeBurley Based
ContentsBurley, Kentucky, Virginia
FlavoringMolasses, Rum
CutFlake
Packaging2oz Tin
CountryUnknown
ProductionCurrently available
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Medium
Flavoring
Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
3.4
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (2645)
★★★★
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The white and dark burleys provide a lot of earth, wood, and nuts, along with a little sharp, sour, savory roughness, light toast and spice with touches of molasses and cocoa as the lead components. The fermented red Virginia offers a lot of tangy ripe dark fruit, earth, wood, bread, vegetation, light vinegar, and a small spice note as a supporting player. The tart and tangy citrusy, bready, mildly toasty, grassy, lightly floral and acidic tart lemony, moderately sugary, sparkly bright Virginia is almost as potent as the red Va. The spicy, woody, earthy, herbal, floral, dryly sour, lightly nutty sweet dark fired Kentucky plays a little above its percentage in the mix as a noticeable condiment. Its effect on the overall flavor can be a tad inconsistent. The rich dark rum is more obvious than the lightly applied molasses topping as they mildly sublimate the tobaccos. The strength and taste levels are medium. The nic-hit is a step behind that mark. There’s no chance of bite or harshness. There are a few small rough edges, though most of them are tamed by the toppings. The flakes easily break apart to suit your packing preference, and need no dry time. Well balanced, complex and nuanced, it burns cool, clean and lightly slow with a mostly consistent tart and tangy sweet and dryly sour, savory, woody, nutty, spicy flavor that translates to the long lingering, pleasant after taste, and stronger room note. Not an all day smoke, but it’s certainly repeatable. Four stars out of four.

-JimInks

12 people found this review helpful.

fr_tom Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
fr_tom (379)
★★★☆
Medium Mild Medium Pleasant

The presentation is short flakes that are easily rubbed out. Pouch note is a little earthy with a slightly heavy sweet note. I have been rubbing it out and then codger scooping from my hand. My sense is that it might benefit from a little air, but it smokes fine straight out of the tin.

It is quite good. There is a little spice from the DFK and some fruit from the Virginias. The DFK gives some nose tickle on the snork. There is a mild sweet topping that is pleasant, but I can't quite identify the flavor. It is supposed to be rum and molasses. Maybe that is it. At any rate it is tasty.

Another random observation is that there is a certain "full" or thick quality to the smoke that is satisfying to me.

Solid three on the scale.

6 people found this review helpful.

DrT999 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrT999 (301)
★★★☆
Medium Extremely Mild Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The flakes fall apart into strands, so no need to rub this out. The main players are the burleys, so if you like medium nutty/woody burley, with a bit of red Virginia spicing things up and a touch of Kentucky for added depth, this might appeal. The rum is a light flavor, not a boozy addition, and it and any molasses just adds a bit of smoothness. Hopefully a little age will add some depth.

Pipe Used: cobs, meers, and briars

Age When Smoked: one month

Purchased From: smoking pipes

2 people found this review helpful.

Rustedrailsmokes Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Rustedrailsmokes (201)
★★★★
Medium Mild to Medium Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

I tried Jupiter last in the new three blends from Savinelli.

The description put me back a little bit but after enjoying the other two so much I figured it was worth a shot.

The tin note to me was rum. I love rum as a drink but it has been hard to find a rum tobacco that I really like. The tin was crammed full of broken flakes and the moisture content seems great. It's easy to prepare and fairly easy to get lit.

In the smoke I could taste the rum sweetness and also picked up on the DFK notes adding spice. The Burley seems to come and go through the bowl. The Virginia is in the background especially compared to the other two blends in the series.

I paired it with my favorite Papa's Pilar dark Rum which it compliments perfectly.

After several bowls in different pipes it seems very consistent and I only think it will improve with a little aging. I ordered several more tins to add to the cellar and think it will be a favorite in the rotation.

Pipe Used: various

Age When Smoked: new from tin

Purchased From: Smokingpipes.com

2 people found this review helpful.

moniker Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
moniker (189)
★★★☆
Strong Mild Full Pleasant to Tolerable

Savinelli’s Jupiter blend presents in the tin as an edge up stack of well-formed, moist but not wet, pre-cut/broken flakes pressed from short ribbons, with colors ranging from golden tan, to light reddish brown, to medium and dark brown. Though the rum and molasses topping is discernible, it is not that proud of the tobacco in the tin note, and the tobacco smells like a fermenting, whole wheat muffin, and time dims this topping. IMO Jupiter is not really an aromatic, and it’s debatable whether it’s so much as a crossover, since the topping is either lightly applied or it integrates very well with the tobaccos. The flakes fall apart when they’re handled, and it’s easy to gather up a bundle of fat, chunky “ribbons” and stuff it vertically into a pipe. It lights with patience and then burns down slowly and evenly to the bottom, making lots of smoke. I’ve tried Jupiter in several briars, and I happen to prefer a medium size bowl because the blend seems more balanced to me that way. It is milder and slightly more “aromatic” from a larger pot, and it is stronger and more bluff from a small bowl. Predominant tastes and, to a lesser degree, scents change somewhat with the pipe used. From my preferred #5 briar, the woody, nutty, fairly tannic Burleys get the jump and keep the lead through the smoke, with the sharp, bitter white Burly ahead, then the dark Burley and the DFK, then the Perique, then the red and yellow VA, following closely. Though the VAs trail in taste, there is dark fruit leather and dry, grassy hay, with a sort of piquant, woody resin I associate with some reds throughout the smoke. The aggregated Burleys are earthy, nutty, and a little bitter and “rustic”, along the lines of Solanni 660. The DFK adds depth and smoky resins.The Perique is more savory spices than fruit, also dry and sour. From a #5 pipe the scents track the varietals, with the dark rum and molasses just a nice, rich background aspect of the smoke. In a given pipe, Jupiter is fairly consistent top to bottom. Overall, the blend is sweet, but this is swamped by bitter and sour during the smoke. Strength as I smoke it is toward strong, including the nicotine. Tastes are pretty full. Room note is tolerable. Aftertaste is a nuttier, smokier trailing off of the best of the smoke.

In another day and time I might give Jupiter 4 stars, and it could well age to that standing. Here and now, with so many great VA/Per/Burs available, I think it’s a “high 3” that reminds me of Solani 660. It’s probably best suited to experienced V/Bur/Per smokers.

Pipe Used: dedicated VA/Bur/Per briars

Age When Smoked: fresh and rested from undated tin

Purchased From: smokingpipes.com

Similar Blends: Compare/contrast to Solani 660.

1 person found this review helpful.