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DESCRIPTION
Brand: McClelland
Blender: Fred Hanna
Tin Description: This remarkable blend formulated by Fred Hanna provides a multi-layered, rich, taste experience. The highest quality Syrian Latakia combines with a small amount of Cyprian to form the base for an exquisite array of rare and precious Orientals--sweet Drama, exotic Yenidje, and more. Red Virginias complement the blend, adding sweetness, richness, strength, and creaminess. Smoke this mixture and listen for the echoes of savored memories.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Virginia, Latakia, Oriental
Cut: Ribbon
Packaging: 50g tin

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# 6/1/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by iowamike

Tastes like its name

Wilderness tobacco is a great tasting smoke. It has a nutty campfire taste that reminds me of the great outdoors I love so much. It is a little moist so its best to set some out an hour before smoking. It starts to pick up more flavor after you smoke a quarter bowl. With nice slow draws I get no bite with only a few relights.

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# 17/1/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by Gtownviking

No nonsense tobacco

This blend is a no nonsense, "I smoke a pipe cause I can" tobacco.  It is a rich earthy rugged blend that has no "frills". A 'man's man tobacco if you will. Slightly 'edgy'. It's all business. As its' name implies, it conjures up the feeling of being in the wilderness doing something like chopping wood at your lakeside cabin. I wouldn't call it full bodied but it's got some 'umph' to it. I didn't particularly feel the 'creaminess' but it felt good on the tongue.  No bite for me. The latakia makes it's presence known in a good way.  Love the red virginias but I din't really pickup on the orientals that much.  Certainly not as much as Meridian...which makes me think that this is the less 'sophisticated' version of Meridian but by all means, a good smoke.

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# 12/9/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by porshcigar

Another blend for my regular rotation

I am just now smoking my first tin of this wonderful blend. I am a regular smoker of Legends, so I thought I would also try this blend. I am glad that I did. I find this to be a very satisfactory and enjoyable blend. It lights well, burns well, and produces no harshness or bite. All in all, a great blend for my Latakia loving taste buds. I will add some tins to my cellar and make this part of my regular rotation of blends.

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# 4/1/2012 User rated 5/5
Review by schmitz bitz

A Superb Blend

This truly unique and excellent blend, featuring a delicate and complex balance of Syrian and Cypriot Latakia, and should satisfy both lovers of the dark leaf and those just dabbling in itís exotic mysteries. The supporting cast of Orientals and Red Virginias provide a wonderful, subtle and sweet complexity that is not to be missed. This blend has rapidly shot up to the forefront of my rotation, indeed becoming as close to an "all day smoke" as Iíve come across. Donít let the complexity of this blend scare you off; while the flavour profile is by no means monotone, this blend is perfect for all day smoking, and wonít leave your palate fatigued. If youíre looking for a sweet Latakia blend with deep and subtle nuances, look no further!

Read my full review at PipesMagazine.com!

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