The Escudo Navy De Luxe is one of the most popular Va/Per pipe tobaccos in the world. This excellent coin cut tobacco has been exciting and stimulating pipe smokers for years. This blend is made up of highly graded Virginia tobaccos as well as authentic Perique tobacco. Purchase a few tins for now and a few for years down the road. This is a tobacco you need to stock up on now!
Blended By: Scandinavian Tobacco Group
Model: Navy De Luxe
Tobacco Type: Perique, Virginia
Cut: Spun Cut
Blend Type: Perique, Virginia
Strength: 4 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 2 oz. /50 g.
One of the better VaPers out there. The coin presentation is great as well as the tin note. In larger pipes, it can be folded, else rubbing it out works. The Virginias are present with the perique right behind. Burns great with few relights.
This smokes juicy and tangy fresh out of the tin. Perique is very present and tingles your nose upon retrohale. Virginia's are sweet and bready and very much smokeable out of a new tin. Coins are a bit on the moist side but could be dry out to liking. I agree with some aging to already fine Tobacco could give it some more shine. But for now, Escudo gets the well deserved appraise and recommendation.
Everything you’ve ever read or heard about this wonderfully dynamic tobacco is true. It’s got a unique taste that enchants your taste buds from the very first draw and it never quits. You’ll love it.
The escudo is a great tobacco. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that he tastes very much like sandalwood. If you compare it to the Dunhill De Luxe Navy Rolls, Dunhill is not.
At first, I thought it was not the same tobacco but it probably has to do with the storage time. Therefore, for me, the name "De Luxe" at Dunhill is justified in the Escudo, however, rather not. But if you look at the price, would I recommend buying Escudo and just storing it for a few months or years ?! I will store it and try again later.
Nonetheless wonderful tobacco! A must for all VaPer friends.
I've only smoked 1 partial bowl of this so far. to me personally, it wasn't good at all. but I went ahead and put it in a jar and will try it again later.
Great stuff and better with age.
Searched for occasional VA/P blend for the rotation and found it. Usually, I try to buy bulk but wanted a great taste no matter if a tin or bulk. This blend is smooth and flavorful and worth the extra cost.
Escudo is pretty good fresh out of the tin, but like the Dunhill blends it is fantastic with at least 6 months of age on it. Less spicy and more sweet than the now discontinued Dunhill Navy Rolls, Escudo also has a very slight sour note that I enjoy. Fruity comes to mind when I think of Escudo. In my mind this one is meant for aging. You won't be disappointed.