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Brand: G. L. Pease
Blender: G. L. Pease
Tin Description: The chocolate brown wrapper leaf would make an overly bold statement if blended with a heavy hand, but if just the right amount is used, it provides an alluring spice, a suggestion of the richness of a great cigar, and a creamy texture to the smoke. A little Cyprian Latakia rounds out the flavors, and smoothes the edges just enough. Ripe, red Virginia leaf provides s a modest sweetness while giving a backbone to the body. A variety of oriental tobaccos fill in the gaps. Robusto is complex, full flavored and spicy, yet very gentle on the tongue. It's perfect with the afternoon coffee, as a delicious finish to a wonderful meal, or as a stout companion throughout the day.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Flue Cured
Contents: Virginia, Latakia, Oriental, Cigar Leaf
Cut: Coarse Cut
Packaging: 2oz tin, 8oz tin

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# 17/4/2012 User rated 0/5
Review by Ed Turner

Robusto

A wonderful medium/strong smoke with complex flavour, cocoa-cedar- mild leather balanced by raspberry-citrus-nectarine but dry (as against sweet), rather like a great red wine. 


 In some way reminiscent of Sobranie Reserve Blend Virginia of over 20 years ago but considerably better (more complex plus does not share the rather off putting room note).  Smoke is fairly creamy and caress the tongue without any bite and even after 35 years of pipe smoking I am bite prone!  

Recently discovered but provisionally in my all time top five - the others are sadly long out of production.  Blending cigar leaf into a pipe tobacco to produce a great pipe smoke is very tricky which makes this blend an even greater triumph.  Strongest recommendation to virtually any pipe smoker as the blend is well integrated with none of the components (including latakia) to the fore.

Two warnings though it took about half a tin for the flavour to settle and round out in my pipe (dedicated to this blend) and if you return  after a few hours to a half smoked pipe it can be a bit ashy but not necessarily unpleasant and even quite interesting.  One other suggestion would be use a small pipe not too full if you suspect it might be a bit strong or a big one if you are really strong tobacco fan.

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