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The luxury tobacco composition that is prepared to produce these rolls of tobacco is based on high quality, carefully selected, ripe African flue cured tobacco. The composition is rounded off by using some traditional cured perique tobacco.

BrandCharatan
Blend TypeVirginia/Perique
ContentsPerique, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutCurly Cut
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Mild to Medium
Flavoring
None Detected
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant

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StevieB (1860)
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Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

Charatan - Rolls.

This is another I've been writing about for the UK tobacconist McGahey's. So, am nearly through a tin of it!

Almost every website I see this on has it touted as a replacement for Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls. Well, to put it simply, it isn't.

The first perplexing feature comes in the way of a black Cavendish centre to the coins. That was Orlik Bull's Eye and Davidoff Flake Medallions territory, not 'Navy Rolls! That aside, the tobacco has a smell of fruit and hay, and a decent hydration.

I enjoy the smoke, a lot. Hence, why the tin's nearly empty in just a few days! It's neither a match for 'Navy Rolls or 'Bull's Eye. Similarly to DLNR, I get a good blast of sharp Perique, but like Orlik 'Eye I get a softening from the black Cavendish. The Virginia forms the base of the blend, offering the usual hay, etc., and being unpretentious. It burns perfectly, manufacturing a smoke which only bites me when really forced to do so; harsh chugs can bite, but with a regular cadence the smoke presents no problem to the tongue.

Nicotine: about medium. Room-note: nice, but the Perique's identifiable.

Charatan Rolls? As I said, this is often offered as the 'new' De Luxe Navy Rolls, which isn't the case. I find it more like a dichotomy of 'Navy Rolls and 'Bull's Eye; the best of both worlds. So, have no problem highly recommending it:

Four stars.

Pipe Used: Altinok Lee Van Cleef: My Friday pipe

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: McGahey's

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