|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1775)||Medium to Strong||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
Charatan - Victorian Mixture.
As I've mentioned before I write for the UK Tobacconist McGahey's. They sent me 'Victorian Mixture a few days ago and like the other new Charatan blends I'm not disappointed!
Often billed as a replacement for Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture?
It's made of mostly medium size ribbons but a closer look reveals a few small broken flakes. The mixture includes every shade of brown, from light to dark and the moisture's good.
It gives a high quality VaPer smoke. The Virginia forms the platform, giving the usual hay-like flavour, but the Perique gives an immense amount of life: spicy, dark fruit, a little sour. The slight sourness has a vinegary quality. There's no mistaking the fact that a decent quantity of Perique has been added. It burns below medium in temperature and I doubt it would bite anyone!
Nicotine: above medium. Room-note: plenty of Perique.
Charatan Victorian Mixture? It's been a while since I smoked Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture so can't really draw a comparison. But, I can happily highly recommend it:
Pipe Used: Various. Dr Pumb to type
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: McGahey's
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