|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1775)||Mild to Medium||Strong||Mild to Medium||Pleasant|
Davidoff - 50th Anniversary.
Now, being from Davidoff this cost a small fortune: £44.59. So, it's quite an expenditure should it not be enjoyed.
The tobacco's held in a thick cellophane bag inside the tin. The thickness makes it a swine to open, the seal wouldn't break by hand, so scissors to the rescue! The aroma's mostly the Crème De Cassis in the Kir Royal, there's hardly any vanilla. It's a very coarse cut mixture, is mainly Burley and Virginias, and has perfect hydration.
So, the smoke's mainly VaBurs, I get hardy any black Cavendish. But, the tobaccos aren't what this is about. This is a stolid aromatic. The strength of flavour comes from the Crème De Cassis in the Kir Royal; sharp, acidic, blackberries. The vanilla sits, firmly, in the back row. I notice hardly any vanilla. This is a shame as some more vanilla might 'tame' it, but the miniscule amount seems innocuous. It burns independently, needing little maintenance, and although strongly flavoured I don't get much bite.
Nicotine: mild to medium. Room-note: quite nice.
So, 50th Anniversary. Does it justify the price? No. Somewhat recommended:
Pipe Used: Davorin Denovic Morta
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: My Smoking Shop
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