McClelland Yenidje Supreme

Taste these blends (Supreme without Latakia, Highlander with Latakia) and discover why this particular classic Xanthi (the Yenidje of old) with its refreshing sweetness is known as "The Queen of Tobaccos".
Notes: From McClelland: Oriental tobacco cultivation began in the 1600s around the villages of Yenidje and Kirdzhali after Venetian and Genoese traders introduced tobacco smoking to the area in the 1500s. The classic Basma seed introduced there over 300 years ago is believed by some to derive from an ancient Venezuelan variety of Nicotiana Tabacum named Barinas. The very finest Xanthi still comes from the original Yenidje (Genesaia) area of Western Thrace just north of the modern town of Xanthi. It is the Xanthi-Yaka-Basma and the Xanthi-Djebel-Basma that comprise the legendary Yenidje leaf which is thin, full-bodied, flexible, with fine veins. Full of oils, the best leaves are quite small, yellow to brown in color, with a pleasant, delicate aroma and sweet, mild, fresh flavor.


Brand McClelland
Series Grand Orientals
Blended By McClelland Tobacco Company
Manufactured By McClelland Tobacco Company
Blend Type Oriental
Contents Maryland, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin, 100 grams tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.08 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 06, 2008 Mild Medium Mild Tolerable
How disappointing. I read the other reviews of this blend, and I was ready for an oriental hit! But this blend is nothing more than a cheap date. It's hot air, cat piss and catsup. If you like a lot of smoke with very little to no flavor, then this is your blend. Maybe I'm spoiled by the GL Pease blends, but come on... where is the flavor??? And Orientals? You have got to be kidding me!!! I had 2 puffs of Orientals in the whole bowl. If you want Orientals, try Charring Cross. I'll age this blend and hope for more (even though the can reads 1/26/07). 2 of 4 stars, and I'm pushing it.
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May 18, 2008 Medium None Detected Medium Tolerable to Strong
Where I'm sure it has its place, Yenidje Supreme is not in my a matter of fact I will just go ahead and state that I have been totally unimpressed by any McClelland tobaccos. Generic and boring (generally as all McClellands are) I can't see this one being on the shelves very long. Nothing special at all grabs my senses with this. Although tangy and lemony I cannot-for the life of me-detect any Oriental spice that should define this pathetic, lifeless, mass of ribbon cut boredom. As stated in my previous review of Blackwoods Flake (also by McClelland), this reinforces my dislike and intolerance of an inferior product supplied by a juggernaut whose goal is to produce superior profit with inferior quality.
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