I find this tobacco hits all the right notes for me. There's a lot going on and yet flavors here are perfectly balanced. Campfire and floral notes seem to be most forward, but there's also this savory sweetness of lightly spiced prunes right there an... Read Mored it all just really works well for me. I also find it really nice to have a blend like this without the presence of Virginia. I almost knocked off a star because I was finding that it had a tendency to be rather harsh on the nasal cavity, but after smoking it through one of my favorite pipes (the Vauen Fuji 4242) using a 9mm filter, I was able to fully enjoy it. Burns well (a few lights along the way) and stays flavorful throughout, not losing any of it's qualities towards the end. Really good stuff. It's probably not an all day smoke but is extremely enjoyable after a nice dinner. Certainly a favorite for this pipe smoker. Read Less
This blend is absolutely SUBLIME. The best latakia mixture and flat out tobacco I have ever smoked. The Syrian latakia is so smooth, cool and herbal, while the orientals lend a light creaminess, and the kentucky and perique add some more depth and ea... Read Morerthiness. For me, lack of virginias is a good thing, as I've never gotten on with them. Smoking this blend is out of this world. Read Less
I have smoked so many balkan blends most of them all start tasting the same. It is a nice smoke but, nothing really stands out that would put it in my top 10. Still quality and nice to have in the cellar but, I won't be reaching for it any time soon... Read More as there are others that are flat out amazing *cough* *cough* sasieni *cough* that are asily available and way better! Cheers! Read Less
This is a treasure. Of all the Balkan blends I love, this is at the top. I don't consider my palate very refined but I can taste the difference between, and prefer Syrian Latakia over Cyprian. The two most enjoyable blends that contain Syrian Latakia... Read More that are still available are Brebbia, and HH Vintage, so get them well you can. The two most stocked in my cellar are these two blends. Read Less
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