Wessex Gold Slice

(3.69)
Gold Slice pipe tobacco is a long cut Virginia Flake manufactured in the traditional British style. Pressed into cakes, lightly stoved, then cut after aging. Gold Slice has the naturally fresh and tangy taste characteristic of the best Virginia Flake. Long burning and cool smoking, with a pure tobacco aroma, this flake can be rubbed fine for indoor use, or smoked rough outdoors. No flavorings, nothing artificial. Just rich tasting, highest quality pipe tobacco.
Notes: Distributed by Arango Cigar Co.

Details

Brand Wessex
Blended By Wessex
Manufactured By Sutliff
Blend Type Straight Virginia
Contents Virginia
Flavoring
Cut Flake
Packaging 1.5 ounce tin
Country United States
Production Currently available

Profile

Strength
Mild to Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
Flavoring
None Detected
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Pleasant
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Taste
Medium
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.69 / 4
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Nov 08, 2021 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
What a lovely smoke. It's taste seems to to take its notes from the high desert mountains in which I live. Cool, crisp, clean flavors that remind me of summer. Perfect amount of natural sweetness with no sour notes. I don't know if you could make this bite if you tried. Easily takes a light and burns at a slow, steady rate throughout the bowl. A previous reviewer call this blend a sleeper and I must agree. I wish I had discovered it years ago.

Pipe Used: Various
Age When Smoked: 1 yr.
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 07, 2021 Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant
As I explore new blends, I've been interested in some of the Pure Virginia options out there. I've enjoyed all the ones I've tried so far: HH Pure Virginia, Orlik Golden Sliced, Capstan Blue and Yellow. I like the fruity, citrus and hay notes you can get from a bright blend, and also the bready dark fruit notes you can get from a brown flake.. So I thought this sounded interesting and ordered a tin.

The tin art is a little dull, but don't let that fool you. When you open up your tin you will see beautifully golden flakes. I couldn't wait to load up a pipe. The tin note is lovely: citrusy, bright hay, grass, and sugar. Now the flakes are pretty soft and they fall apart on their own, so I've been gently rubbing them out. They come at a good moisture and take a light well.

Lighting up is an immediate pleasure. The taste is soft and sweet. The sweet citrus comes up front, and draws you in, there is some hay notes, and some light grassiness. What captivates me is how sweet and smooth this is. This comes across as more well rounded than HH Pure Virginia but not as sweet as Capstan Yellow or OGS.

For the taste I give a medium. It is mellow, but very well balanced. The flavor is a constant. The strength is a mild-medium. I don't really feel it, but with flavor this good who cares? The room note is pleasant and smells sweet. It burns cool and consistent. Just lighting this makes me relax, if it were more available I'd call it an all day blend for me.
Pipe Used: Peterson Donegal XL90
PurchasedFrom: Smokingpipes.com
Age When Smoked: New
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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
May 07, 2024 Mild to Medium Medium Medium to Full Pleasant
This tobacco is excellent. It has reminded me so closely of McLelland Blackwoods Flake that I am here posting a review. I smoked many tins of Blackwoods flake from 2014-2017. I am glad to say this is nearly a 1:1, missing the wonderful tin art. The flavors of this offering bring back fond memories.
Pipe Used: Country Gentleman
PurchasedFrom: tobacco pipes . com
Age When Smoked: New
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