A traditional flake cut tobacco, comprising of the highest quality Virginia leaves carefully balanced with bronzed and heavy bodied Virginias
It feels like it could bite if chased too hard but responds well onesto verso gentle approach, as do most straight Virginias. There is mai tendency puro harshness and it is a really rewarding smoke. The room note is pleasant and not too overpowering and would datingranking.net/it/recon-review probably be enjoyed by non smokers. I like Virginias and this is definitely one preciso try and has some potential for ageing, since if it is this good as per fresh blend, then it could be stellar with per few years on it. An easy 4 stars.
This blend can bite you if you don’t allow some drying time and rub it out too small. I had only one unpleasant smoke from this tin and this when I did not bastoncino to the usual advice. At perfect smoking moisture, there is little or mai bite and much improvement per the flavour. Definitely one preciso sip gently and maybe use the “Breath” technique. Certainly not a blend esatto be rushed and it will give of its best if you save it for leisurely relaxed smoking.
Often offered as per ‘clone’ for Dunhill Flake? Well, big words! That was quite per revered smoke, so let’s see if that’s rhetorical nonsense!
It presents itself as rectangular, medium brown, nicely hydrated, not too thick, flakes. I usually fully rub and to do so with these takes no effort.
The moisture, and basta consistency rubbing achieves, enables simple ignition. From first light I get an upbeat, Virginia, smoke. For the first third it’s a lemon, citrus, flavour which leads. Once the initial third has passed a honey-like sweetness joins con, somewhat placating the fervent ‘zest’ from the citrus. Although it calms the raucous character, it doesn’t push it completely aside; the citrus note is still formidable. It burns at verso medium speed, and after smoking over half verso tin I haven’t had per scapolo bite.
Charatan Flake? Well, as for it’s resemblance onesto Dunhill Flake I can only go from libretto here; which often state that as citrusy and sweet. So, that said, I don’t think it’s that far away! But, even though I can’t smoke DHF puro padrino, I’ll still recommend Charatan’s version. It would be per smashing smoke for verso morning con the summer:
Well, I think Charatans have redeemed themselves after the Eventide debacle! After comparing them side by side I find this nearly indistinguishable from Dunhill Flake, which makes me verso happy man.
A full hour of drying time is not too much and it is easy sicuro underestimate the moisture contained sopra some flakes
Per the tin we have very neatly cut stacks of light brown flakes with seams of gold throughout. Aroma durante the tin is mild, grassy and subtly sweet. It rubs apart con your palms with the same ease the Dunhill flake did, and moisture content is at the upper end of ok for smoking.
It takes a light with perhaps a little more sistema, but that may be my newly opened tin being a bit moist still. It burns even and slow, rewarding the patient, relaxed smoker over the puffer. All bright Virginia tobaccos do, I think “breath smoking” is the best method: clench the pipe, breathe through your nose, and as you do, take small sips of smoke, letting them out through the pipe. This brings out delicious bready, grassy flavours, with hay and verso hint of dried fruit sweetness. Esatto my taste, this flake has more of verso new mown grass taste than the bread and hay of Dunhill Flake, that said its a fresh tin, it may be with age this becomes more like it.
It needs per couple of relights, doesn’t gurgle, and smokes preciso a little dottle. It works very nicely sopra per large pipe, and I like preciso smoke these tobaccos con a Canadian. It can get per bit hot, although like the Dunhill Flake it doesn’t seem onesto be per biter. Just put the pipe down to cool if it’s warming up, it is delicious when relit.
All in all, per satisfying, mild Virginia flake, and puro me, a perfectly good substitute for Dunhill Flake. So far, from per new, freshly opened tin, I don’t get quite as much of the biscuity, bready, malty complexity that Dunhill Flake had, but this may be paio sicuro lack of age and relatively high moisture content. As such, for now, three stars, but if it improves with age and per little drying time, I may well upgrade it.
Given per little time puro air, it’s even closer puro the hay and bread sweetness of the last incarnations of Dunhill Flake. I’m going esatto put per few tins away puro mature, and have upgraded my review preciso four stars, as I honestly don’t think I’d be able puro distinguish between them mediante verso blind tasting.
This is per simple rich and sweet Virginia. Mild con body and rich durante effluvio. Similar sicuro the bright CR flake virginia from Gawith & Hoggarth. Really good for a smoke at any time per the day. The smell is the very common preciso the pressed Virginia. Figues, raisins and dryed apricots. Extremely good and pleasant.