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Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blender: Craig Tarler
Tin Description: Named for the famed Renaissance man of letters, arts and science, this blend evokes the Near Eastern influence that trade brought to the docks of Renaissance ports. The base of light Virginias and Burley is overwhelmed by the smoky pungent aroma of Cyprian Latakia. This is the perfect blend for the true lover of Latakia; but be forwarned, this blend is not for everyone. Additionally, because of the high Latakia content and slow burning nature of Da Vinci, it would be a very good blend to break a pipe in with.
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Contents: Burley, Virginia, Latakia
Cut: Coarse Cut
Packaging: 50g Tin

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# 8/2/2012 User rated 5/5
Review by Schmitz bitz

A Different Type of Lat Bomb

The great Leonardo DaVinci was the epitome of the renaissance man. Known for his painting, Leonardo was also a great inventor, architect, biologist, doctor, and, first and foremost, a learned man of many hats.

And while this blend which bears his namesake is, first and foremost a Latakia bomb (or, perhaps more correctly, a "Latom Bomb"; as put by one of my pipe-smoking friends), it is so much more than that. Simple, yet complex; varied and never monochromatic; this blend has forced me to reconsider the role of the Latakia bomb in my rotation, indeed finding a very prominent place. Due to the intensity of the room-note and flavour profile, I would hesitate to call this an all day tobacco, but I do find that this blend plays prominently in my daily routine.

I highly recommend it.

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