Review by kyrob
Opening the 10 month old sample of Dunhill Flake I had revealed lovely compressed flakes of browns and yellows giving an overall orange cast to the tobacco. It smelled the way a Virginia flake should, faint citrus odors with hay dominating. It was very clean felling and the moisture level was just about perfect. I prefer to rub out my flakes, so this review is based on this blend being fully rubbed out.
An unlit sip brought the familiar Virginia tastes to my lips, and the initial light produced the taste of fresh hay. The overall taste was of hay, with a nice intermix of sweetness and citrus flavors fading in and out. This tobacco burned to a clean white ash, and left an oily finish at the back of my mouth. The room note was acceptable, but not wonderful.
I really love this flake, it has great taste and the nicotine hit is just about right for me. If you are looking for a straightforward, sweet tasting Virginia flake, this would be a good candidate. I will definitely be looking forward to how the other tins develop in my cellar.