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A traditional flake cut tobacco, comprising of the highest quality Virginia leaves carefully balanced with bronzed and heavy bodied Virginias

Slices are very regular

We are not exactly blessed per the UK, with the commercializzazione geniuses from the tobacco companies withholding some of the choicest blends from our shores. Orlik, MacBaren and Scandinavian Tobacco amongst others produce some mighty stop blends that we will never see, so when an importer releases verso new range of tobaccos, it would be grossolano not puro try them ! Yes I know that this blend is supposed to be a incontro for Dunhill but it is also verso basta tobacco per its own right. It is presented well with some beautifully made flakes durante the canone tempo tin. A mix of bright and darker Virginias, with a subtle tin effluvio reminiscent of sweet hay and raisins with some light baking spice. Moisture is verso little over ideal, but rubbed out and left for half an hour or so, it lights well and burns evenly and relatively slowly. The flavour is on the citrus side of the spectrum, but with some bread notes added and per little spice for interest. Also some sweet raisin libretto, but less dark fruit than Black Flake. It feels like it could bite if chased too hard but responds well preciso verso gentle approach, as do most straight Virginias. There is niente affatto tendency preciso harshness and it is per really rewarding smoke. The room note is pleasant and not too overpowering and would probably be enjoyed by non smokers. I like Virginias and this is definitely one preciso try and has some potential for ageing, since if it is this good as per fresh blend, then it could be stellar with a few years on it. An easy 4 stars.

This blend can bite you if you don’t allow some drying time and rub it out too small. I had only one unpleasant smoke from this tin and this when I did not bastoncino to the usual advice. At perfect smoking moisture, there is little or per niente bite and much improvement in the flavour. Definitely one preciso sip gently and maybe use the « Breath » technique. Certainly not a blend onesto be rushed and it will give of its best if you save it for leisurely relaxed smoking.

Often offered as per ‘clone’ for Dunhill Flake? Well, big words! That was quite verso revered smoke, so let’s see if that’s rhetorical nonsense!

It presents itself as rectangular, medium brown, nicely hydrated, not too thick, flakes. I usually fully rub and onesto do so with these takes in nessun caso effort.

The moisture, and fermo consistency rubbing achieves, enables simple ignition. From first light I get an upbeat, Virginia, smoke. For the first third it’s verso lemon, citrus, flavour which leads. Once the initial third has passed verso honey-like sweetness joins durante, somewhat placating the fervent ‘zest’ from the citrus. Although it calms the raucous character, it doesn’t push it completely aside; the citrus note is still formidable. It burns at verso medium speed, and after smoking over half a tin I haven’t had per scapolo bite.

Charatan Flake? Well, as for it’s resemblance esatto Dunhill Flake I can only go from libretto here; which often state that as citrusy and sweet. So, that said, I don’t think it’s that far away! But, even though I can’t smoke DHF puro padrino, I’ll still recommend Charatan’s version. It would be a smashing smoke for per morning durante the summer:

Well, I think Charatans have redeemed themselves after the Eventide debacle! After comparing them side by side https://datingranking.net/it/quiver-review/ I find this nearly indistinguishable from Dunhill Flake, which makes me a happy man.

A full hour of drying time is not too much and it is easy to underestimate the moisture contained mediante some flakes

Durante the tin we have very neatly cut stacks of light brown flakes with seams of gold throughout. Odore per the tin is mild, grassy and subtly sweet. It rubs apart durante your palms with the same ease the Dunhill flake did, and moisture content is at the upper end of ok for smoking.

It takes verso light with perhaps verso little more work, but that may be my newly opened tin being per bit moist still. It burns even and slow, rewarding the patient, relaxed smoker over the puffer. All bright Virginia tobaccos do, I think « breath smoking » is the best method: clench the pipe, breathe through your nose, and as you do, take small sips of smoke, letting them out through the pipe. This brings out delicious bready, grassy flavours, with hay and per hint of dried fruit sweetness. Onesto my taste, this flake has more of a new mown grass taste than the bread and hay of Dunhill Flake, that said its per fresh tin, it may be with age this becomes more like it.

It needs per couple of relights, doesn’t gurgle, and smokes onesto verso little dottle. It works very nicely con verso large pipe, and I like onesto smoke these tobaccos mediante per Canadian. It can get a bit hot, although like the Dunhill Flake it doesn’t seem onesto be per biter. Just put the pipe down esatto cool if it’s warming up, it is delicious when relit.

All mediante all, verso satisfying, mild Virginia flake, and preciso me, a perfectly good substitute for Dunhill Flake. So far, from verso new, freshly opened tin, I don’t get quite as much of the biscuity, bready, malty complexity that Dunhill Flake had, but this may be paio to lack of age and relatively high moisture content. As such, for now, three stars, but if it improves with age and per little drying time, I may well upgrade it.

Given verso little time to air, it’s even closer onesto the hay and bread sweetness of the last incarnations of Dunhill Flake. I’m going esatto put per few tins away onesto mature, and have upgraded my review sicuro four stars, as I honestly don’t think I’d be able onesto distinguish between them in verso blind tasting.

This is a simple rich and sweet Virginia. Mild in body and rich in tanfo. Similar sicuro the bright CR flake virginia from Gawith & Hoggarth. Really good for verso smoke at any time sopra the day. The smell is the very common sicuro the pressed Virginia. Figues, raisins and dryed apricots. Extremely good and pleasant.