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Cornell & Diehl Small Batch Sansepolcro Pipe Tobacco

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Sansepolcro, one of the most intriguing blends to come out of Cornell & Diehl's Small Batch project, combines the finest red Virginias from North Carolina with unique Italian dark-fired leaf. Its initial run in 2016 was met with great enthusiasm among customers and retailers alike, earning numerous 4/4 star reviews at

Today we're happy to announce that C&D has completed a new production run of this spectacular blend for 2020.

Merging old- and new-world tobacco ingenuity, Sansepolcro is a very special entry into the Small Batch series. A base of Carolina’s finest red and bright Virginias is elegantly spiced with select, flavorful Orientals, then married with an Italian dark-fired leaf grown and double-fermented on a singular farm in the Tuscan Tiber Valley where tobacco cultivation dates back to the 17th century. The result is a wonderful melange of flavors and aromas that are both familiar and exotic.

The Italian dark-fired leaf adds an unapologetic floral yet toasty flair, not unlike some herbaceous European teas, and this signature blend resonantes with a broad base of smokers to be enjoyed any time, from sunrise to sunset, and all smoking moments in between. Limited to a run of only 8000 serialized tins, and decidedly less expensive than a trip to Tuscany, we suggest yours today.

Brand: Cornell & Diehl

Series: Small Batch

Blended By: Cornell & Diehl

Model: Small Batch Sansepolcro

Tobacco Type: Black Cavendish, Dark Fired Kentucky, Virginia

Cut: Ribbon

Blend Type: Virginia

Strength: 3 of 5

Taste: Full

Room Note: Tolerable

Flavoring: None

Amount: 2 oz.

Country: US

Cornell & Diehl
Black Cavendish
Dark Fired Kentucky
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14 Reviews

  • 2
    Cigar-esque pipe tobacco

    Posted by Arthur on 22nd Aug 2020

    Too strong, just a one note of smell. For an experience something like this I prefer go for smoke a cigar, not a pipe. I am a fan of the Cornell Fox Briar

  • 4
    Sansepolcro 2020

    Posted by Mark Foster on 2nd Aug 2020

    Super Flavor with the Red Virginia and the Unique Dark Fired Italian !

  • 4
    Different in a good way

    Posted by Mink on 29th Jun 2020

    This blend is worth a try and cigar smokers will especially enjoy this blend as it has its rough spots. A complex blend that should cellar very well.

  • 5
    Great Blend

    Posted by MICHAEL FRENCH, RN on 15th Sep 2019

    First, let me say, by the time I got around to writing this review, Sansepolcro was sold out. That is the way it goes with Small Batch blends. However, the mix of tobacco gives such a great taste, it makes you want more. I found it to be a little spicy, but not much. The Italian dark fired Ky and red Virginias make a wonderful smoke. Some say it wasn’t to their taste. The first time I smoked it, I didn’t care for it. However, it soon grew on me and boom, I fell in love with the taste. That’s part of the reason I waited to give a fair review. Tin note was a little peppery to me and the “wife note” was tolerable. I look forward to another release of Sansepolcro. In the meantime, I managed to cellar away 7 tins to age and enjoy as I wait. Thank you, Jeremy Reeves and Cornell & Diehl for your fine offerings. And thank you for your great service and fair prices.

  • 2
    Too strong for me

    Posted by Frank Gallik on 28th Aug 2019

    I've tried to like this blend, but I find it just a little too powerful of a smoke. After several attempts to smoke it and not liking it. I decided to add a touch of cognac to the mix and let this age. In the first sample, I found the cognac mellowed it a bit.

  • 4
    Surprisingly different

    Posted by Christoph Roman Eichhorn on 3rd Aug 2019

    I'd read a lot of good reviews about this tobacco before, so I was really excited to try the C&D Small Batch Sansepolcro. I quite like the figgy, earthy tin note and the cut is really high quality. Easy to pack and to light. The cigar-like aromas dominate the first minutes of the smoke, and it is advised to really take you time and smoke this tobacco slowly, otherwise it can get pretty harsh. But smoked slowly it reveals some delicious sweetness and citrusy undertones after the first quarter of the bowl. I was quite surprised by the nicotine hit I got from it, so if you're nicotine sensitive, I wouldn't smoke it on an empty stomach or in a large bowl. Highly recommend nevertheless!

  • 5
    Awwwww Yeahhhh

    Posted by Dethmutt on 3rd Jul 2019

    Now, I was a cigar smoker before finding the wondrous world of Pipe Tobacco, Padron 1964, and 1926, but mostly Perdomo lot 23 gordos and I can understand why people say it has a cigar hit. But if you've ever smoked dark fired or latakia, you know where that lies. I bought a bunch of tins sight unsmoked. and then bought some more. It wasn't until my last shipment arrived that I popped one. And Ive gotta say this stuff is Heavenly!!!!! It's almost cigarlike at char, but not quite. It's earthy with a profound flavor that gets sweeter as the bowl gets deeper. The end of the bowl got a little harsh, but probably because I was puffing too hard on this glorious concoction!!!! Cheers C&D!! Great blend... I hope I have enough stashed until its re-released!!!

  • 5
    C&D Sansepolcro

    Posted by Michael Orloff on 30th Jun 2019

    Like others have observed, it's a little rough around the edges. It's complex, and certainly not likely to have universal appeal, like a simple bowl of toasted burley. Awesome potential for a year or two down the road, I think. Definitely going to cellar several tins, at least.

  • 5
    cornell & diehl small batch

    Posted by Russell Alfred, Young on 24th May 2019

    Very good tobacco