G. L. Pease Meridian

Meridian - balanced, poised and sophisticated. Cyprus latakia is layered with fine Virginia tobaccos and small leaf Orientals, then pressed, sliced and tumbled into ribbons. More savory than sweet, with classic structure, medium body, and captivating complexity, Meridian is the perfect companion for a mid-day stroll or with the afternoon tea.
Notes: Meridian is the third entry in the Old London Series. A classically styled blend that's wonderful when young, but with a good backbone for longer aging. It's a medium-full mixture, with flavors that evoke memories of some of the great latakia blends from days gone by. Red and orange Virginias are joined by a generous, but not overwhelming measure of Cyprian leaf, for a wonderfully earthy foundation. The spicy/sweet Oriental tobaccos add fullness, and an exquisite aroma. Not as "big" or as full as Westminster, but similar in style. An excellent blend for a relaxing afternoon smoke, or as a delightful "amuse bouche" before dinner - Meridian was introduced in October, 2010.


Brand G. L. Pease
Series Old London Series
Blended By Gregory Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type Balkan
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Broken Flake
Packaging 2 ounce tin, 8 ounce tin
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

3.41 / 4





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Oct 27, 2011 Medium None Detected Full Tolerable
A ribbon cut blend of Balkan style and character. To my Palate, the Oriental and Virginia are lively, spicy and as per the tin description "Savory". A subtle underlying sweetness and the perfect proportion of smooth quality Latakia is ever present excelling in a supporting role of the overall rich character, body, flavor and aroma of this wonderfully balanced blend. Not to little, not to much, but just right.

Meridian is complex yet in such a relaxed manner, I enjoy it while reading a book, watching a movie, puttering in the shop. taking the dog for a walk or relaxing in my favorite chair with him asleep by my feet, as I ponder life or just watch smoke rise with a quiet mind. A superb smoke anytime of the day or night. While a winner right out of a new tin, I'm really looking forward to experiencing Meridian as it ages along with me.
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