|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1980)||Very Mild||Extremely Mild||Mild||Pleasant|
Gawith Hoggarth - DVC Un-Scented.
I must admit that upon opening what greeted me was far lighter than I expected seeing that DVC stands for Dark Virginia Cavendish. It's not golden or anything but more of a medium brown. The mix isn't only ribbons, there are a few small pieces in there that resemble tiny broken flakes. I can fill and light without airing it and once lit it really is one hell of a mild smoke! It isn't as sweet as say a Black Cavendish, it only has an underlying sweetness. The main flavour is like a very subdued Virginia, slightly bright, slightly citrusy, slightly grassy and slightly sweet. I can't say I notice much nicotine from this, even if I inhale (which I don't make a habit of doing) I only get a minute dose. The smoke is fairly cool, it has to be stressed to become uncomfortable. This is quite a surprisingly enjoyable smoke on its own but I think an area where this would do a brilliant job would be calming down a harsh blend by giving its chilled out character to the blend.
As I said, this has surprised me a little, I was expecting a bland, boring and mundane blend but this is the epitome of relaxation! Recommended.
Pipe Used: Nording Tulip #3
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: MySmokingShop
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