I am finding this tobacco exceptionally good. It behaves mostly like a virginia tobacco, but with a little bit of something to leave you wondering. It is quite complex and will develop into different layers. It has rather nice zesty, sweet and tangy ... Read Morenotes, whereas the Oriental leaf seem to play more of a hide and seek role..This eluding aspect is difficult to describe, but a sweet and sour note akin to pomegranate or pressed sweets will come through now and now again. What I like about this tobacco is that the backdrop the sweet notes evolves against is not quite apparent, but something to look for that will develop as you progress with your smoke. These features are quite remarkable, and for that reason I will give it 5 stars. Read Less
Right now I only have one other D&R blend, Ramback Gold...which honestly took me a while to appreciate...so I was a little iffy on ordering this after a year with that blend..however...
If you are a piper who likes Oriental tobaccos and blends..this... Read More is going to be a winner for you,..as is the case with this type of blend,the Orientals are pronounced,mild and spicy...has that funky,slight sour incense-like quality that Orientals possess...the VA is noticeable,slightly toasted, bready...the leading taste though is all Oriental...my bag came to me lacking stems,and did have a rough cut,yes..but very manageable...the moisture was spot on..ready to be jarred.i have absolutely no qualms with the presentation,which I was very concerned about...my only other D&R did come more dry...it was tinned blend..perfect in jar now..so on that ,I'm very pleased..this was a good choice for me to add to my collection,I am a big fan of Oriental leaf of all kinds....
Nic hit is low to medium low..not a blast,but definitely there to enjoy. This will be a great mixer with VAs, and Perique...I may mix some,but for now,I'm gonna keep this to enjoy over the next few years as a part of my rotation.
Definitely recommended. Read Less
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