Red Virginia and unsweetened black Cavendish combine to create Cornell & Diehl's Winchester, a mellow smoking experience with a room note that calls to mind that "old time pipe fragrance" we remember so fondly from days gone by.
This blend is multifaceted, but not in a good way. It presented good almond and chocolate scents from the tin. Both the wife and I thought the tin note was rather enticing. However, the smoking experience was entirely different. The blend tasted like... Read More it had been heavily topped with a chemical flavouring that I could not identify. My wife disliked the room note, too. We both agreed that it reminded us of cigarettes rather than pipe tobacco. My experience being so bleak, I do not think that I could recommend this blend without having dared to try it again.
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This is a blend with a mild top note of Vanilla? Maybe? Anyway, it is not over powering, and could not be considered a true aromatic. You get hints of it through the bowl but not as a complete flavor. It tends more towards the English Blend. By the e... Read Morend of the bowl it is all English, I can't detect anything. It smokes cool, as long as you don't draw like a steam engine, maybe a little too strong for an all day smoke. I like it after breakfast with a cup of coffee. It's a good rotational smoke for something different. Read Less
456 - Winchester
Star Rating = 3.75
Rating Scores - 10 is the Best and 0 is the Worst
Pouch Note = 8
Room Note = 8
Flavor = 7
Bite = 7
Burn = 7
After Taste = 7
Raw Score = 44
Rated Percentage = 73%
Comment = Strong Flavor, has a bit of a B... Read Moreite, This is not a very good smoke Read Less
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