|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1775)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Mild to Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Charatan - First Bowl.
I've smoked a lot of this over the week as I write for McGahey's tobacconist and this was the new blend to do. It says it's similar to Early Morning?
As I remember E.M. was cut finer. This includes some coarser pieces and even a few small broken flakes. I could compare as I have a tin of Dunhill but feel reticent to open it now it's been discontinued! The tin's aroma is one of a mild English, I feel no inclination of a forthcoming Lat Bomb.
Once lit the expectations from the tin-note come true; a Lat Bomb it isn't. The Latakia gives flavour, in a way reminiscent to E.M.: not sharp, harsh, or cutting, but mildly smoky. The most flavour comes from the Oriental leaf, with the red Virginia taking the back seat; because it lacks pungency the VA would have needed to have been added with more weight to gain recognition. It has an uncomplicated burn; hardly any relights, little tamping, mid-speed, generating a cool, bite-free, smoke.
Nicotine: mild for an English. Room-note: not great!
First Bowl? I actually prefer this to how I remember Early Morning. So, will give this four stars:
Pipe Used: Peterson 150th Founders
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: McGahey's
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