The first idea of GH was to do a replacement for Amphora Red in the U.K. The Pipe Club of London as well as other Pipesmoker Clubs tested it and found it very similar. This is an Air Cured blend of Burleys and Virginias.
The biggest detractor is the persistent, mild floral scent. Not quite a full Lakeland taint, but it's there. Otherwise this is a mild but tasty burley//VA. Aside from the scent this is a good approximation of the old Amphora Red
This impresses me as Carter Hall on steroids. You get a nice Va/B balance and a distinct red wine presence in the pouch and when smoked. The difference is strength, as RS is stronger, and burn, as CH tends to burn more rapidly. Of course, RS is more ... Read Moreexpensive. Read Less
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