Medium-full, sweet and spicy, Wintertime Flake is the Four Seasons series' Latakia offering, a rich, slow, spicy number - and like the rest of the line a labor of love for both Samuel Gawith and their partner in this project, Dr. Josef Stanislav.
This is a really nice slow-burning Flake with an excellent balance between the sweet Virginias and the smokiness of the latakia. I find it at its best when rubbed out. As the others have said, just a bit on the moist side out of the tin so it does b... Read Moreenefit from a little drying time. Read Less
This is my second experience with a Gawith flake. (The first was Navy Flake. We need not speak of it further.)
This flake is extremely flavorful and well behaved. The moisture content in the tin is on the dry side (for SG). I rub the flakes out a... Read Morend let it dry for 15 mins or so and load the pipe. It lights easy and stays lit. I don't know what the percentages of lat to VA are, but the latakia seems dominant and that's fine with me, I love the stuff. You get a nice noticeable sweetness from the VA.
This is a really good English flake and would a good first foray into the genre. Read Less
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