Castello maintains high standards, even amongst their "regular" lines, and in their "premier" grades - but that goes without saying. Representing the pinnacle of the standard series, this Castello "Castello" "KKKK" doesn't regress on that outstanding reputation. Through and through, one can see an inferno of flame grain, made all the more prominent from the deftly executed contrast stain. But this pipe has more going for it than amazing grain; the shape is a classic Castello Bulldog, softly gestured, yet muscular. The "Dunhill of Italy" surely did not disappoint here.