Review by celticpipe
There is a "perfect tobacco? a question that is difficult if not impossible to answer, since each evaluation is always subjective and directly proportional to the tastes on what is known as "non est disputandum", but, and I do not want the player, on the wings of 'enthusiasm for this work RLWill, I am willing to accept the risk of being accused of presumption in the judgments, and with strong conviction I have no theme to say that this "long golden flake" is as close as possible to the concept of "perfect tobacco ".
The personality of this blend is great, excellent quality raw materials that compose it, its boundless subtlety and elegance.
To say nothing of its architecture, there is multifaceted and changing depending on the ways of the situations and moods with which he approaches the smoke, the tobacco can in fact be a wonderful and filling "tuttogiorno" if we do not have much time to devote, as an excellent blend of "meditation" if we are able to support it deserves. In other words a complete blend, to which even the most demanding and experienced smoker would have to ask for anything more than it already does not offer. A mixture of complex and intriguing, full bodied and smooth, always, buttery and sweet and at the same time a "simple" disarming ergo, everything is played, in addition of course to the great quality of raw materials, skilled in the dimensions and proportions of the work of " blender "RLWill, who created this masterpiece for Reiner, the same teacher who also wrote the excellent" Silver Flake "mixture or the famous Solan No. 633, probably one of the best Virginia-Perique the world if not the best In my humble opinion, at least for our time. And after this duty "paean" I come finally to the so-called technique: the blend is composed of a base of golden Virginia - White burley - and a touch of masterly Perique, and no more, no detectable additivanti at least, no aromas of any kind other than as a tobacco that smells of tobacco ... ..
The Virginia are golden, I said, and of excellent quality, sweet, creamy and never in any way harsh, both in the first third of smoke where they are dominant, and in the end that spins off smoothly with no surprises, as is the case for many other tobacco such that its final harshness
he main "Heel" Achilles. The flavors detectable range all the characteristics of this noble tobacco
from mature wheat bread freshly baked by the sweetness of dried figs, fresh orange and citrus notes, but mind you, all perfectly distinguishable and separate from each other, to compose a truly unique melange of flavors, with continuous "flows and ebb "of character, always extraordinary thickness. Proceeding with the smoke we encounter an unexpected fullness and body, a white burley amazing taste and smoothness is manifested in the blend, making the smoke more and more delicious, creamy, filling and intense, at times taking possession of it, to return it again with a 'unexpected' nuttyness "to" butter "while the solid Virginia. But this "Long Golden Flake" has not yet been completed to delight the lucky smoker, because the Perique, still slightly and quietly in the background until mid-cooker, is now available in more conviction to make spicy, extra spicy and wonderful complexity, and also in Here is a Perique with excellent quality, rarely seen except in some older mixture of which he was leading, and which now, unfortunately, has almost lost his memory, for example, speak of the famous "escudo" by the "Cope Brothers "and then manufactured by Gallaher. I think lucky few who remember "that" Perique, they find the soul in this tobacco.
Finally I could talk about perfect level of moisture, which makes the best combustion smoke easy, which is not bad at all, is especially beautiful and inviting that spans all the colors of autumn, a crisp and fresh smoke, warm and enveloping, with a maturity that only a very good "burley" can offer. The flake is a whole long "ribbon" of about two fingers wrapped in spirals of high concentration is particularly unusual and inviting. In short, a blend of "state of the art"
p.s. sorry for my not perfect english