Brand: Savinelli Tobacco
Model: 140th Anniversary
Tobacco Type: Dark Fired Kentucky, Orientals, Virginia
Blend Type: Aromatic
Strength: 3 of 5
Room Note: Tolerable
Amount: 3.53 oz. / 100 g.
I am not a big fan of C&D blends, not that I have tried a lot of them, just the ones I have did not pique my interest. That said this blend done by them for Savinelli is quite unique and worthy of ordering. It is great to smoke right out of the tin and burns nicely without any drying time or preparation. The taste is rather unique but I can get Virginia and the orientals all playing nicely with a very interesting Italian dark fired Kentucky. There is a little cigar-like taste to this blend, however, to me, it is not very strong and just hints at it. Not so sure I can pick out the floral notes or any citrus topping, all I know is I like this blend. It is different and definitely one I will put on the reorder list.
Great aroma taste good.
Let's start from the beginning & forget about the tangy, earthy citrus reds, the lemony, citrus Virginias, buttery sweet Orientals, Florets of Italiano & the cigar leaf grown in a specific region of Italy & just keep things simple. You either like a specific mixture or you don't for reasons of different DNA and varying taste receptors. As far as I'm concerned, it is a crowning achievement in the pipe tobacco procurement & blending craft.
Upon opening, I didn't smell any cigar leaf of any sort. The first thing that came to my olfactory senses was a very "slight" aroma of fresh baked, chocolate chip cookies or brownies... American style! Did the tobacco taste good & satisfy the palate... most certainly! Did it have good flavor... extremely! Did the tin aroma carry over into the flavor... very little if any! Was it a wimpy, mild, cheap blend... just the opposite! Would I smoke it again or repurchase a tin of this sublime mixture?... yes, & have already done so... the last one available online at this time. My apologies to other seekers of the blend!
Although one might think of it as an aromatic from the tin aroma, nonetheless, it is far from such. The cigar leaf flavor was virtually unnoticeable "to me" while smoking this mixture. It is an excellent, enjoyable tobacco blend with plenty of flavor & strength that doesn't bite & should satisfy the whelms of any piper. I think it's one of the best, out of about 80 different samples I've smoked in the past ten years or so. It sold out quickly everywhere which makes a statement without saying anything at all. Four stars plus... off the chart, as it were! Want to know more or be reassured?... check with the tobacco Guru, JimInks, the Sherlock Holmes or "Bond"... James Bond of Tobacco Reviews. I hope he has obtained an insurance policy on his taste buds as suggested. No one knows tobacco like that "dude."
Pipe Used: D. S. Huber Bent Dublin, Cavicchi Canted Dublin. Nothing else readily available on this planet to compare... a new beginning, as it were! I like that phrase... "as it were." Got it from the Brits. A simple three-word phrase with much meaning.
After multiple pipefuls, I just don’t get this blend at all. It didn’t provide much of anything. Starts off sweet and then rapidly fades to a big zero. Surprising and disappointing.