A blend of Latakia, Oriental and Virginia, Castello Old Antiquari is a ribbon-cut blend made for fans of medium balanced English blends. Not too strong, not too mild, like Goldilocks, this one is just right!
Blended By: Cornell & Diehl
Model: Old Antiquari
Tobacco Type: Latakia, Oriental & Virginia
Blend Type: English
Strength: 2 of 5
Room Note: Pleasant
- 2 oz.
- 8 oz.
Very fine tobacco to be sure. Somewhat "spicy" in character more "bite" than I'm used to, but enjoyable. Too bad it's so dried out though, which is the main reason for only 3 stars.
The first few bowls didn't impress this English loving pipe smoker but then I got caught up in it when I used some of my larger sized bowls and gave it a chance to breath. Not for the beginner for sure but if you really like English as much I do you will be rewarded with a very sophisticated variant. Very dry and smokey with a bit of sweetness and a hint of nic. Leaves a nice room note that you will think about long after.
A very nice end of the day smoke.