- Mar 16, 2008
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what the post says. i am a fool for vapers an even bigger fool for cigar blends!
I feel like pavlov's dog! :cheers:Puff Daddy":bhla3g0f said:Imagine a flake that looks like G&H made it, dark with golden speckles and musty smelling. When lit it produces rich but mellow baritone notes built on a soft Virginia base devoid of even a hint of bite, and seasoned so lightly with latakia that it's presence is but a mere suggestion of cyprian smokiness that never dominates the palate but lives to enhance and add contrast to the sweet, rich, moderate presence of cigar leaf. The blend is quite melded together and the components behave like they've been married for years. It's sweet and earthy and deeply rich while never becoming imposing.
I believe it is his finest work to date!
Nice analogy Mike!alfredo_buscatti":azzi9wa1 said:GLP sent me a sample of a prototype for this blend. Tastings below:
Bowl 1: confusion-building cake
Bowl 2: much better-lat and cigar leaf two distinct tastes, yet the flavors lacked fullness, seemed crippled
Bowl 3: flavors close to fullness; hmmmm, I wonder if I like this. Maybe I need a tin to decide.
Bowl 4: the deep tones of this blend are growing on me, and the marriage of the latakia and cigar leaf seems more appropriate
Bowl 5: the taste catches up to the intoxicating aroma; an incredible marriage of latakia and the cigar leaf. I can’t taste the Orientals but that is par for the course unless they are put in my face such as in Embarcadero.
The red Virginia I find only in the smooth balance of the latakia and cigar leaf. The latakia has a slight edge in taste,
Bowl 6: the flavors of the latakia and cigar leaf are intensely deep, separable and completely complimentary; latakia loses the lead
Bowl 7: Didn’t analyze much but savored the blend.
Overall the flavor is superb-deep, earthy, rich