This is a mixture that is medium in strength and definately FULL of flavor.There are many nuances - burning hardwood, old leather, musty books and faint hints of exotic spices - this is one of the most rewarding smokes for an inveterate English lover like myself.It really makes you crave for more and more, never tiring: I find it perfect as appetizer, or after dinner, or in every other moment of the day.This is a tobacco that simply makes you love the taste of... That burnt-wood, exotic taste that I have always been looking for in a tobacco...It has a dark sweetness from the brown Cavendishes and lighter Macedonian, and a woody, leathery smell from the some of the choicest Latakia I have ever experienced.
Every mouthful of smoke gives you an almost culinary sense of fullness, as if you were eating some delightful "lasagne".
I never allow myself to run out; if I had to pick only ONE tobacco to smoke for the rest of my life I have to say that this would be the one.
Exposition: As the bowl burns on it increases in strength and the flavor becomes slightly more unified.
Denoument: The end is approaching and there is still no sign of sour, bitter or ashy taste.
Relights become a bit more frequent but not because of any moisture - I don't dump the ashes at all as there is very little produced and I like to coat the bowl with them (by shaking the pipe with a cleaner in it and the bowl covered with my thumb) and I think this also helps it burn cooler.