Well, unless your retailer has some insanely good relationships with Castello, as well as perfect timing, this is one of the very few most of us are likely to see. While purchased at the IPCPR of 2014, and bearing a limited edition stamp of 08/20, we also have another IPCPR Castello in house that bears an (well, IPCPR) 08/20 — this ain't an IPCPR Castello — as the term has come to be causally used. The presence of three initials on the stamp will supply you with a hint on how to solve this conundrum: LOB (Legendary Old Briar). This insanely beautiful (and rare) Flame pot, was crafted from a recently reacquired batch of briar which hailed from decades back. While all of that briar was exceptional (consider the quality of heath which was available eons ago), very few would even attempt creating a presentation such as this. Recommended? If you are an avid collector of things Castello, and, due to either earlier circumstances, or being late to that game (in the largest manner of speaking) — oh yeah.
R. Bear Graves
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