BLEND: Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
BLENDER: Sutliff Tobacco Co.
MANUFACTURER: Sutliff Tobacco Co.
PIPE: Old German Clay no. 3
Smoked chocolate | Spiced edible flowers | Citrus
To manipulate the immortal words of Tommy DeVito (Joe Pesci) for my own selfish purposes: "What do you mean heavy? Heavy how?" I'm not sure I've ever sat through Goodfellas, but I've seen at least a bunch of it. Parts of it. Parts of this English blend are quite heavy, including its Latakia portion--but also are the Orientals with their spicy-floral tidings. Lest we forget the citrusy VA.
So is it heavy in the sense one might assume in an English, meaning in Latakia? Sure, but it's more well-rounded than that. Plus, I feel as though the Lat. itself is maybe a bit muted. What this leaves us with is an all-around heaviness of profile. Although really it ain't all that heavy still. A sylphlike and globular blend both at once. A lot of a well-balanced little? This one confounds a bit.
An impressive even lavish smorgasbord of diet-friendly foods.
But can one be a bit confounded? Dabble in a passion? See, it's best not to get too into labels and labeling. This is a nicely crafted and delivered English of a moderate sort across the bloody board, with a glimpse or two of neat surprises. "Frankie, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes, Henry. You might fold under questioning." (Thanks, IMDb.)
FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79
::: very :::