Cornell & Diehl Cordial

A smooth blend of Virginia, Turkish, Latakia and black Cavendish.
Notes: Reminiscent of old Dunhill Aperitif


Brand Cornell & Diehl
Blended By  
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Scottish
Contents Black Cavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging Bulk
Country United States
Production Currently available


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

Average Rating

3.09 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 22, 2012 Mild to Medium Medium Mild Tolerable
I had heard very good things about this blend from my friends “Erinmore” and “Hetfield”. Vasilis brought me some to taste it, but unfortunately it didn't respond to my friends recommendations. Many times, because of the good credits some people give to a mixture; your expectations are raised, maybe resulting to an unfair judgment. Perhaps this is what happened with this blend. The blend contains Virginia, Turkish, Latakia and Black Cavendish. First of all I am under the impression that the Turkish element is way too strong with heavy odor. Latakia was not soft in flavor. I've read that it is considered a substitute of Dunhill's Aperitif. I didn't have the honor to try that one, so I can't make a comparison
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 24, 2011 Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant
As a replacement for/or "reminiscent of Dunhill Aperitif" this blend fails. Yes it is a milder English blend but it lacks the subtely and the body of Aperitif.

But on to the blend itself: It is a slightly lighter English blend from the norm and relatively mono-chromatic. It is a gorgeous blend to the eye with great mix of light and dark Virginias and smoky Latakia. I have 1 lbs of this aging away and it does get better with age (I open a 1oz jar every year). I have smoked about 2 lbs of this over the last 2-3 years and I find the quality control is an issue. Sometimes the tin is so dry I have to rehydrate the blend - and some of the blend has turned to dust in the tin. If you get a good tin the blend is quite nice and doesn't overwhelm the palate. I like it enough to age it for future use and as an early morning/afternoon no fuss no muss English blend.
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