G. L. Pease Renaissance

Renaissance is a classic medium English mixture, rich in Oriental tobaccos, a good measure of Cyprian and Syrian Latakias, and just enough golden, red and matured Virginias to provide substance to the smoke. The nutty flavors of the oriental tobaccos are the main focus, with the Latakias providing an almost leathery spiciness. These flavors are perfectly balanced by the subtle sweetness of the Virginas to complete this elegant mixture.
Notes: From Gregory Pease website: "In November, 2004, a warehouse fire consumed our supply of the exquisite vintage Syrian Latakia that was used in Renaissance, Raven's Wing and Mephisto, as well as Bohemian Scandal. These blends have been discontinued indefinitely"


Brand G. L. Pease
Series Original Mixtures
Blended By Gregory Pease
Manufactured By Cornell & Diehl
Blend Type English
Contents Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 2oz Tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


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

Average Rating

3.68 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 26, 2011 Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable
The 2002 tin I obtained was sealed tight, but the tobacco was somewhat dry and burned hot. The latakia has an interesting creaminess versus a smokiness found in my favorite English blends. I can see how you would miss this once you had become accustomed to it. I will probably try to rehydrate it, but it seems out of balance. A fallen chandelier found in an old mansion.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Sep 11, 2004 Strong None Detected Full Overwhelming
I didn't get very excited by this one. I can't add more than the tin description says (it is a "classic English blend") except that it is a bit richer and thicker than I expected; definetly an extra-full flavored blend. If you like English blends, this one is worth a try. I thought it to be clean and to smoke well but it didn't really excite me enough to stock my cellar with it. It is a good tobacco (as usual for a Pease), it just dosen't suit my usual cravings.
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