Blackpoint is a luxurious blend of Red and Lemon Virginias, Cyprian Latakia, exotic Oriental tobaccos, and a perfect measure of Louisiana Perique for a lively, piquant finish from G. L. Pease. The smoke is creamy and lingering, engaging the palate with a mouth-filling array of wonderful flavors. Reminiscent of raisins and stewed figs, fireplaces in the fall and walks in the forest. Perhaps the most complex in the collection. Perfect for an evening stroll or good book.
This is one of those blends that is good at first, something that a piper can really appreciate from the first bowl. However, by the time you get to the bottom of the tin you are in love. You realize how complex it really is and it builds interest in... Read More every bowl. It whispers all of its complexity in ways that are completely relaxing. Non of the components are ever overpowering and in the initial light the latakia is front man but quickly takes a seat. The flavors quickly meld into a creamy and peppery, ever so slightly smokey and sweet with stewed figs and a slight citrus flavor. This is one delightful blend that packs well, easy to light, burns well and cool while treating you like a best friend. Pack it looser than you think, puff slower than you're used to, and tamp lighter than you want and sit back and enjoy the simple pleasures in life. A very satisfying smoke that lets the mind wonder, relax and contemplate. Reflecting on the joyful moment we call life. Read Less
Una mezcla perfecta y equilibrada. El perique le da un sabor dulzón que al mezclarse con los orientales y el Latakia provoca un aroma a nuez moscada. Cuando el virginia entra en escena el aroma agreste va haciéndose palpable: la combinación de sabore... Read Mores es única y compleja, pero totalmente placentera. Una mezcla que a medida que la vas fumando ésta te va transportando a la capilla de un monasterio antiguo.
Blackpoint, perfecta para fumarla después del trabajo, cuando toda la jornada acabó y lo único que deseas es divagar y estar en paz. Que el tabaco haga lo demás!!!. Read Less
Well done, G. L. Pease!
On buying my first tin, I found this blend to be a bundle of joys and delights. It smoked consistently and was full of flavour. Revisiting this blend in a recently purchased second tin, I found that even my happiest memori... Read Morees of this blend fell short of its actual performance.
In the first place, this blend is packed with flavour. Now, that is not to say that any particular flavour stands out, but that is this blend's strongest point: the almost perfect balance of every component. I think this blend has just the right amount of Latakia to give the blend a dark, smoky quality without making the entire palate experience reminiscent of charcoal. The orientals give a fine show of perfume again without overpowering other notes presented by the Virginias and Perique: dark, tangy fruits mixed with various spices (Nutmeg among them). The smoke is as smooth as silk, and as voluminous as a steam locomotive in winter. It also leaves an unoffensive room note.
Mechanically, this blend is a gem. It is easy to light and keep lit, and it smokes cool even in breezy conditions. My bowl's worth today burned--as it did for every bowl of the last batch--down to a fine white ash with almost no dottle and no wetness (even though I am a wet smoker). It almost never burns hot, and do not recall having to relight a bowl, once I figured out its favourite packing style.
I recommend this blend without reservation to any and all English smokers. Aromaticons may want to proceed with caution, but this blend may also work as a gateway into the slightly darker side of the English spectrum. An 8 oz package of this blend has my name on it in the near future.
Pack employed: finger stuff method.
Pipe used: various (usually wider and shallower bowls) including Peterson 999.
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Virginia sweetness, Oriental spice, Perique pepper and Latakia smokiness - nothing hidden, nothing overbearing - hints of all four throughout the bowl. My compliments to Mr. Pease for an outstanding blending accomplishment. Very flavorful without bei... Read Moreng harsh. No bite at all. This one made my rotation straightaway. Read Less
The spiciness and sweetness of this blend is Phenomenal! Very close to Loganda, absolutely wonderful! Words cannot describe the excellence of this blend!
I'll definitely without a doubt buy more of this knockout!
I bought this Tobacco just to fill an order for over 100 dollars to get free shipping.I couldn't believe how great tasting this mixture was.I found it to be strong enough, but not over bearing. I tastes strong notes of nuts.I'm almost out of it right... Read More now and I'm thinking of ordering more.Great Mixture. Read Less
Not as complex as Chelsea Morning, this smoke delivers lots of nuances and flavors. It has some sweetness that i love!. Well balanced and with the right amount of perique that makes it very interesting. Very enjoyable smoke!! Matches perflectly with ... Read Morea strong cup of black coffee on the side! Read Less
I hadn't tried this one before. It's a delicious medium to full or heavy English, verging on Balkan, but not quite there. I think it outshines many of the other standard medium English blends due to its well blended complexity and lack of rough edg... Read Morees. No one componant jumps out or is overwhelming, which I appreciate. It's not creamy like PS EOS, but has the same subtlety of flavors and incense like characteristics. I would say it's very similar, but more robust and not quite as sweet. If you like English blends, I'd say go for it. Read Less
The flavor notes the blender mentions are usually spot on. This is a fruit-forward and spice-forward blend containing Latakia. The Latakia provides a nice backbone for the other tobaccos to express themselves in a quite unified experience. I also lov... Read Moree the aroma of this blend in the pipe. Read Less
A beautifully complex blend with a very pleasant room note. The tin note is very nice as well, reminiscent of burning leaves and exotic spices. This is a very enjoyable mixture that I can see being added to my rotation. I really enjoy how the flavors... Read More develop throughout the bowl. The smoke is creamy and evokes images of dried prunes and a bit of orange zest being poached in Madeira wine over a campfire. The aroma of the smoke is incredibly fragrant and really quite wonderful. None of the tobaccos in this blend step to the forefront or hit you in the face. Blackpoint is intricately balanced to provide a very enjoyable, contemplative smoke that is quite satisfying. Read Less
Although nothing at all wrong with this blend, I find it way too “complex” for my young and under developed tobacco palate. I have struggled through half of a tin of this trying to get the incredible experience others are obtaining and I just can’t f... Read Moreind it. I do taste some spice at times. I do taste some VA. And some tang as well from the oriental, but at the end of the day I just can’t make any of it out enough to give this a better rating.
I am going to cellar this one for a while, so the blend and my taste buds can develop into something more concrete. Will update in the future. Read Less
There is a single bitter smokey note throughout the bowl the flavor does not progress throughout the bowl. A bitter ashtray is the flavor I could liken this too. I doubt that age could make this tobacco "better", maybe I will be suprised.
I am new to English blends and I have found that I really like VaPer's. Smoked my first bowl and could not wait to Los another which has rarely ever happened even wit aromatics. Would definitely recommend.
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