We are not exactly blessed con the UK, with the commercializzazione geniuses from the tobacco companies withholding some of the choicest blends from our shores. Orlik, MacBaren and Scandinavian Tobacco amongst others produce some mighty stop blends that we will never see, so when an importer releases a new range of tobaccos, it would be brusco not sicuro try them ! Yes I know that this blend is supposed to be per confronto for Dunhill but it is also verso fine tobacco durante its own right. It is presented well with some beautifully made flakes in the norma ripresa tin. Per mix of bright and darker Virginias, with a subtle tin effluvio 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 libretto, but less dark fruit than Black Flake. It feels like it could bite if chased too hard but responds well sicuro per gentle approach, as do most straight Virginias. There is no tendency preciso harshness and it is verso 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 esatto try and has some potential for ageing, since if it is this good as verso fresh blend, then it could be stellar with verso 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 stick onesto the usual advice. At perfect smoking moisture, there is little or niente affatto bite and much improvement in the flavour. Definitely one sicuro sip gently and maybe use the “Breath” technique. Certainly not a blend preciso be rushed and it will give of its best if you save it for leisurely relaxed smoking.
Often offered as a ‘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 stop 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 per honey-like sweetness joins in, 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 per sensitivo speed, and after smoking over half a tin I haven’t had verso single bite.
Charatan Flake? Well, as for it’s resemblance preciso Dunhill Flake I can only go from notes 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 https://datingranking.net/it/fcn-chat-review/ DHF esatto padrino, I’ll still recommend Charatan’s version. It would be per smashing smoke for verso morning durante 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.
Con the tin we have very neatly cut stacks of light brown flakes with seams of gold throughout. Effluvio sopra the tin is mild, grassy and subtly sweet. It rubs apart in 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 rete informatica, but that may be my newly opened tin being verso 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 a hint of dried fruit sweetness. Sicuro my taste, this flake has more of per new mown grass taste than the bread and hay of Dunhill Flake, that said its verso fresh tin, it may be with age this becomes more like it.
It needs a couple of relights, doesn’t gurgle, and smokes preciso verso little dottle. It works very nicely con a large pipe, and I like onesto smoke these tobaccos mediante a Canadian. It can get a bit hot, although like the Dunhill Flake it doesn’t seem esatto be per biter. Just put the pipe down to cool if it’s warming up, it is delicious when relit.
All sopra all, a satisfying, mild Virginia flake, and esatto me, per perfectly good substitute for Dunhill Flake. So far, from a 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 esatto 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 esatto air, it’s even closer sicuro the hay and bread sweetness of the last incarnations of Dunhill Flake. I’m going puro put verso few tins away puro mature, and have upgraded my review sicuro four stars, as I honestly don’t think I’d be able puro distinguish between them mediante per blind tasting.
This is verso simple rich and sweet Virginia. Mild in body and rich in aroma. Similar to the bright CR flake virginia from Gawith & Hoggarth. Really good for a smoke at any time con the day. The smell is the very common esatto the pressed Virginia. Figues, raisins and dryed apricots. Extremely good and pleasant.