We are not exactly blessed sopra the UK, with the promozione geniuses from the tobacco companies withholding some of the choicest blends from our shores. Orlik, MacBaren and Scandinavian Tobacco amongst others produce some mighty basta blends that we will never see, so when an importer releases a new range of tobaccos, it would be burbero not onesto try them ! Yes I know that this blend is supposed puro be verso incontro for Dunhill but it is also a stop tobacco sopra its own right. It is presented well with some beautifully made flakes durante the norma ripresa tin. Verso mix of bright and darker Virginias, with a subtle tin tanfo reminiscent of sweet hay and raisins with some light baking spice. Moisture is a little over ideal, but rubbed out and left for half an hour or so, it lights well and burns evenly and relatively slowly. The flavour is on the citrus side of the spectrum, but with some bread notes added and verso little spice for interest. Also some sweet raisin notes, but less dark fruit than Black Flake. It feels like it could bite if chased too hard but responds well puro a gentle approach, as do most straight Virginias. There is in nessun caso tendency onesto harshness and it is a really rewarding smoke. The room note is pleasant and not too overpowering and would probably be enjoyed by non smokers. I like Virginias and this is definitely one to try and has some potential for ageing, since if it is this good as a fresh blend, then it could be stellar with a 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 esatto the usual advice. At perfect smoking moisture, there is little or mai bite and much improvement durante the flavour. Definitely one puro sip gently and maybe use the “Breath” technique. Certainly not verso blend esatto be rushed and it will give of its best if you save it for leisurely relaxed smoking.
Often offered as verso ‘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, sensitivo brown, nicely hydrated, not too thick, flakes. I usually fully rub and to do so with these takes giammai effort.
The moisture, and alt consistency rubbing achieves, enables simple ignition. From first light I get an upbeat, Virginia, smoke. For the first third it’s per lemon, citrus, flavour which leads. Once the initial third has passed a honey-like sweetness joins sopra, 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 a medium speed, and after smoking over half verso tin I haven’t had verso solo bite.
Charatan Flake? Well, as for it’s resemblance preciso Dunhill Flake I can only go from libretto here; which often state that as citrusy https://datingranking.net/it/mennation-review and sweet. So, that said, I don’t think it’s that far away! But, even though I can’t smoke DHF sicuro padrino, I’ll still recommend Charatan’s version. It would be verso smashing smoke for verso morning mediante 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 a happy man.
Durante the tin we have very neatly cut stacks of light brown flakes with seams of gold throughout. Odore con the tin is mild, grassy and subtly sweet. It rubs apart per 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 verso 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 per hint of dried fruit sweetness. Preciso my taste, this flake has more of a 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 per little dottle. It works very nicely in verso large pipe, and I like esatto smoke these tobaccos mediante a Canadian. It can get a bit hot, although like the Dunhill Flake it doesn’t seem esatto be verso biter. Just put the pipe down esatto cool if it’s warming up, it is delicious when relit.
All per all, a satisfying, mild Virginia flake, and esatto me, verso perfectly good substitute for Dunhill Flake. So far, from verso 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 coppia preciso lack of age and relatively high moisture content. As such, for now, three stars, but if it improves with age and verso little drying time, I may well upgrade it.
Given a little time onesto air, it’s even closer puro the hay and bread sweetness of the last incarnations of Dunhill Flake. I’m going to put verso few tins away sicuro mature, and have upgraded my review esatto four stars, as I honestly don’t think I’d be able esatto distinguish between them mediante verso blind tasting.
This is a simple rich and sweet Virginia. Mild durante body and rich in effluvio. Similar esatto the bright CR flake virginia from Gawith & Hoggarth. Really good for per smoke at any time per the day. The smell is the very common onesto the pressed Virginia. Figues, raisins and dryed apricots. Extremely good and pleasant.