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Flavor  rated 3/5   Recommend It?  rated 3/5   Tin Aroma  rated 3/5  
Brand: Hearth & Home
Blender: Russ Ouellette
Tin Description: Named for renowned pipemaker Rolando Negoita, this is a Virginia/Perique blend with Rolando's artistry in mind. A mixture of lemon, red and stoved Virginias is enlivened with a moderate dose of wonderful Perique, for a sweet and flavorful all-day smoke.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Virginia, Perique
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: Bulk

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# 17/3/2011 User rated 3/5
Review by bobt

A Decent VA/Per Blend

This tobacco has about 22 months of age on it at time of review.

The pouch aroma (bulk) reminds me of dry grass/hay with some sweetness and quite a bot of spiciness. There is also a hint of tanginess to it.

At the start of the smoke I am detecting a dryness on my palate that reminds me of the tannins in a red wine. I taste the flavor of grassy/hay with some noticeable sweetness to it. There is also a flavor and aroma that I find very difficult to describe. It kind of reminds me of a pastry like flavor and aroma, but not really. Every time that I focus on it I realize that it is not really a pastry flavor or aroma, but I can think of no other way to describe it.

Around the 3/4 point the spiciness starts to build some. The grassy/hay like flavor has diminished and is replaced with a straight forward tobacco flavor that has some sweetness to it.

Around the mid-bowl point the spiciness has become very noticeable. Other than that, the flavor profile is the same as it was at the 3/4 point and it stayed this way until the end.

This is a a decent blend. It smokes cool, dry, and didn't bite. While it is a solid blend, there is just something about it that doesn't do much for me. There are other blends in the Hearth & Home Series that I prefer much more. I Recommend it.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 3/5
Flavor -  rated 3/5
Recommend It? -  rated 3/5
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