Cornell & Diehl: Sansepolcro 2oz

Product Number: 003-016-0276

Merging the Old World with the New, Sansepolcro is a very special entry into the Small Batch project — carefully blended from unique, Italian dark-fired Kentucky and some of the finest red Virginias from North Carolina.

Aromatically spicy with earthy, clove-like undertones, this dark-fired leaf is grown in the Sansepolcro region of Italy, which boasts a history and tradition of tobacco cultivation dating to the 17th century. Combined with mellow citrus and bread-like notes of the reds, it makes for a wonderful melange of flavors and aromas — at once both familiar and exotic.

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  • Components: Black Cavendish, Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia
  • Family: Virginia
  • Cut: Ribbon
Customer Reviews (33 Total)
Overall Rating:
4.02 out of 5 stars
Exceptional
October 16, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
I usually smoke new blends in a cob. Not this one. I used my favorite briar instead. I rubbed it out a little for uniformity, and then gave it some fresh air. There's nothing exotic here, just top shelf tobacco. Being Virginia based, it's on the swee... Read More
Agreed Shawn!
April 27, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Thank you Jeremy C&D! Since leaving GH after the prolonged drought, I immersed myself in C&D with Kelly's Coin, Bow-Legged Bear and Black Frigate fast becoming my favorites. Those aside, exploring different tobaccos with C&D has been an... Read More
An Art and A Good Time.
January 10, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
I've Never had a better Cornell & Diehl tobacco this is my favorite from them. Nice, earthy and strong. It has complicated notes for sure and if you don't like, for lack of a better term "spicey" then it's not for you. It's not spicy in the sense tha... Read More
Mr. G
November 09, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Sansepolcro is a great italian blend. I really like the Kentucky that I can really taste. The florets is truly awesome. Get you a couple tins to cellar. I will be puffing on thiscas much as possible, then again, I may save it for special occasions... Read More
Interesting..
October 16, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
I think this could use a little cellar time but it's not bad. it seems to be made with an Italian flair, meaning there are floral notes in the background. I can also taste some clove and some other spice, anise? however it does have an earthiness ... Read More
Not boring
April 28, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
I read y’all’s reviews like I’m studying for an anatomy exam sometimes. Maybe 2017 had a subpar crop, but not this year. Best I can describe this is like a soft, smooth dark fire that’s been seasoned with crack pepper. Or maybe just crack. Idk I can’... Read More
Sansepolcro
November 04, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
As a former cigar smoker, I converted to Virginia tobaccos when I began smoking pipes again about 4 years ago. I have smoked numerous Virginia tobacco blends, and this has been my go to tobacco. This Sansepolcro from Cornell and Diehl takes it to... Read More
Amazing
June 02, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
A delicious blend. This is one of my new favorite late evening smokes. I believe it deserves a fourth dot for strength. Definitely a great smoke for sitting on the back porch as the sun sets.
Love at First Puff
May 07, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Cornell & Diehl’s Sansepolcro (Small Batch) is superb. I’m not great in the reviewing stands, but this is just one great blend! I get the cigar leaf up front. The North Carolina Red Virginias are in there pitching a no-hitter and the Kentucky is... Read More
Different
April 27, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Starts out sweet and lightly smokey with floral qualities. The Italian florets are unique and tasty with hints of spice and earth and almost an efflorescence at times. Develops down the bowl and builds in strength. The Virginia's and Cavendish really... Read More
Meh
October 09, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Was excited to try this blend based on the reviews. IMHO, it was fairly bland and non descript. Not spicy in an Antico Toscanni way. Maybe give it a few months of down time and see what it's like then. Disappointing.
Early Impressions
October 05, 2017
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Pipe Used: Briar, Cob, and Meerschaum. Age when smoked: fresh (1 year after production?). Moisture content in the tin is perfect for smoking immediately. I don't agree with this being a ribbon cut. In my opinion it is a ready rubbed blend. Perso... Read More
please make more!
November 21, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Old Joe krantz is my main smoke but I'm on my second bowl of sansepolcro and my only thought is I want to always have this avalible.But aside from it being a limited release I know in a couple of years it would be eliminated by the deeming laws. Sadl... Read More
没什么特点
July 29, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
黄花烟,比较容易燃烧,不咬舌,劲比较大,没什么特点,香度太低了
Fantastic!
June 12, 2020
By: JD
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Being a NC native felt compelled to give this blend a try. That being said it is absolutely fantastic! Smooth and sweet with the Virginias and a little spice with the dark-fired Kentucky. Definitely worth a try!
A Pleasant Surprise
June 06, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
As a 20 year veteran of pipe smoking pleasure, I usually prefer blends a bit on the milder side; Mixture 79, Presbyterian, or a light aromatic such as Cult Militia or Velvet, to name a few. My enjoyment of full flavored blends has heretofore been con... Read More
C&D Euphoria
June 05, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
My favorite of the entire C&D camp. Its tangy, sweet, creamy, with a mid tone smoky herb and spice thing going on. Higher end of medium for body. No negative effects at all. The only unfortunate part is the yearly availability. One of my favorit... Read More
Quite Nice Blending
June 04, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
This comes in a ready-rubbed form, and there are some broken flakes here and there. The moisture is good to go, but on the drier side. This performs well, and with more time in the jar or tin, continually getting air, this develops into something... Read More
Not the Original Blend
June 02, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
I could be wrong but I don't believe this is the same blend as the original. I might try one tin out of curiosity, we will see...
Decent and Unique
June 02, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Last time this came around, I bought two tins. A unique blend, to be sure; cigar-like with a good amount of character. Flavor is medium-full and (N) strength is between medium and strong. The flavors are faintly reminiscent of those lovely, hard-to-f... Read More
Get It While You Can
May 03, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
This is a wonderfully flavorful treat. The tin note smells like most blends featuring dark fired tobacco. The taste is where this blend truly shines. The smoke has a wonderful floral note to it. Smooth and delicious throughout the bowl. Get it while ... Read More
Spicy
April 30, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Seemed dry on opening the tin. It’s a partially rubbed out blend that loads easily with no further work. Lights easily, stays lit. Smoked in a favorite and well known briar Canadian. Good strength, good flavor, subtle sweetness. Finishes dry. It has ... Read More
A Bit Intense
April 28, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
I never tasted the 2016 batch. This new 2019 batch is very hard to rate. It’s very clean tasting without any bite and I’m sure many people will love it, but it personally hit me like a ton of bricks. It was slightly dry out of the tin but smokable an... Read More
Good but not my favorite
January 18, 2018
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Was excited to try this blend based on the reviews. But unfortunatly is not my kind of tobacco. I will skoke it later...maybe my opinion will be change...i hope
Memories
November 24, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
As a former fan of the Parodi Amezetti cigars I thoroughly enjoy this Sansepolcro. A truly great afternoon or after dinner smoke. My great grandpa (1861-1948) used to send me to the corner store with a quarter for these, and I would return with a 5 p... Read More
Nice blend
November 06, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
Sometimes the descriptions make me scratch my head. I personally detect no "cloves" or "spice" (Spice in the sense of cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon etcetera). It is earthy, floral (Not in a bad sense or Lakeland type), and there are h... Read More
Ottimo !!!
November 03, 2016
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
At the outset let me say that I am and love all things Italian (with the exception of Mussolini and Berlusconi) including Grappa.I defer to Shane Ireland's excellent review of this blend on smoking pipes for a less ethnically biased view of this blen... Read More
Not What You Might Expect
October 25, 2020
By: CR
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
This is not an ordinary DFK blend. The Dark Fired here presents more of a vinegar and pepper profile than that of smoky leather, and it’s incredibly light. It reminds me of a good, unroasted Dark Burley. The Virginia here is sweet and grassy, and it ... Read More
Behold Sin-Sepolcro, My Guilty Pleasure
October 01, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
I’ll try every C&D blend at least once, and have always been gratified enough to reorder each one. With their small-batch blends in particular, C&D has scored some real knockouts. But this blend caught my eye with its Italian dark-fired Kentucky. To ... Read More
Exceptional when aged a little
September 22, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
This is an exceptional blend. I bought a tin last year and just put it away as it was fairly fresh (Tin 3484/8000 of the first production run) and I'm glad I did. It's slightly sweet, smokey from the dark fired and just an overall great smoke. Sip it... Read More
Sorry - does not work for me!
August 17, 2020
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
one brand to avoid in future, for me! Oh well...!
Earthy, Sweet, and Rich
May 15, 2019
Product: Cornell & Diehl Sansepolcro 2oz
More than I was expecting, as I usually do not like cigar leaf. Wonderful red Virginia with it's malty and piquant character provides a canvas for the condiment tobaccos. Notes of leather, oily cigars, faint dried flowers, and cocoa. There is also a... Read More
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