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A pronounced smoke delivering a robust taste for smokers later in the day.

Notes: Equivalent to Dunhill Aperitif, Charatan Four Leaf is comprised of the ‘Scottish’ recipe that is cavendish, latakia, Oriental and Virginia. Sweeter than the average ‘English’ blend but not a dessert, these four leaves are perfectly proportioned. The smoke as a whole, is, as in the old Dunhill naming of it, enjoyable before an evening meal and also at any latter part of the day where the palate desires stimulation. The flavours are harmonised with no particular dominance of any one leaf, although you can certainly taste each type and may notice, for example, latakia in the fore if you tend not to smoke much of it.

BrandCharatan
Blend TypeScottish
ContentsCavendish, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
FlavoringNone
CutRibbon
Packaging50 grams tin
CountryUK
ProductionCurrently available
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Strength
Medium
Flavoring
Very Mild
Taste
Medium
Room Note
Pleasant
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StevieB (1899)
★★★★
Medium Very Mild Medium Pleasant

Charatan - Four Leaf.

Firstly, I've not piped the original for many years, so can only go from my notes.

Well, I and many other reviewers thought very highly of Dunhill's Aperitif. So like the other Charatan clones of Dunhill blends, this has big shoes to fill! How does it compare? Let's see!

Popping the lid reveals a blend with a few correspondences to the original. Same colour, same cut, same decent hydration, and the same aroma; a definite inclusion of Latakia. A bowl fills easily and ignites without a hitch.

The flavour's synonymous to the original. The first equivalent to jump out is that the Latakia adds a clear 'seasoning', but isn't too headstrong. On the whole, the tobaccos are really well rounded. There's rich Virginias (not too grassy, but quite fruity), piquant Orientals, and sweet Cavendish. I note, with Four Leaf, the first part of a bowl has a light sweetness from the Cavendish, but as the bowl progresses it seems more reminiscent of a light casing; honey, perhaps. It isn't the coolest burn; not 'hot', but above medium if pushed. However, it doesn't bite.

Nicotine: medium. Room-note: nice.

Four Leaf? Even though it can become slightly above medium in temperature, it's still fermionic enough to deserve four stars:

Highly recommended.

Pipe Used: A few. Altinok Lee Van Cleef whilst typing

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: GQ Tobaccos

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