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Brand: Solani
Blender: Rudiger Will
Tin Description: This blend contains dark brown Burley from Kentucky, light Burley from Brazil, and white Burley from Malawi (southeast Africa). Will developed a unique toasting process to make the blend slightly sweet. It is a natural blend with no additives or flavors.
Country of Origin: DE
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Burley
Cut: Flake
Packaging: 50g Tin

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# 6/1/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by wsblevins

Burley of the Highest Quality

If you're a smoker of Burley blends, this is your huckleberry. Made from three kinds of Burley and nothing else, this stuff really hits the mark. The strips can eaily be rubbed out for a faster burn or folded for a slower burn. Either way, the flavor is pure Burley and no significant bite capability. No bitterness or rancid flavor that is common with some Burley blends. Burns clean to a white ash. A bit too pricey to be my all day smoke, but when I do smoke it I savor every puff.

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# 1/4/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by celticpipe

a tasty surprise

A tasty surprise. A flake full and compact, but flexible and with a perfect degree of humidity. This "Aged Burley Flake" is yet another proof, if anyone still harbored any doubts, the absolute genius of R. Will, as a blender that I have already said on other occasions, in my opinion is second to none in terms of sensitivity and balance. A tobacco which is the quintessence of the "naturalness", composed of only the highest quality Burley prized white, sweet all-American ", but also Brazilians and Africans (Malawi) aged and aged up to 20 years, plus grafting Kentucky to raise a body already state of the art. Upon opening the can, we are struck by a fragrant flavor of nuts, spices they find away to tobacco on how to fully respect the promises; the ignition is smooth, gradual and slow burning, the smoke that it yields is extraordinarily fresh and dense, smooth and soft from the start, with a "smokyness" that grows gradually in the evolution of smoke enticed never be too heavy, although the strength to spring forth from the first puffs reminding us that we are facing a male tobacco , rugged and uncompromising, a tobacco that may not be happy if you are not fans of the genre, or perhaps be a bit 'monotonous, but believe me, never boring, as can produce a myriad of flavors and nuances so many and such as to almost forget that it faces a "full Burley" in no way, however, never makes us feel the absence of other, not even the best Virginia. Before the smoke flavors dominated by stones and earth, hay and ripe wet grass, with a slightly sweet and toasted that comes to us from the start thanks to Kentucky which manifests itself in constant progress, as well as the nicotinic load, leaving nearly napping to increase gradually. The central part of the stove more surprises in store for us for a tobacco that we are generally accustomed to appreciate more as a "supporting actor" rather than as the protagonist here is so fruity aromas of dried apricots, chestnuts, dark chocolate and leather, with an atmosphere more and more "dark" and with a depth of flavor that suggests that this "Aged Burley Flake" you could almost spend even a pipe, sure to become the best reciprocated. The last third is then an apotheosis, delicious note "smokey" progressing until the end intertwined with scents of freshly brewed coffee and a light but spicy avvertibilissima that is nothing but a natural release of natural tobacco. The sweetness always present, it is never too high, the aftertaste is clean and dry. Absolute perfection. Solana Aged Burley Flake, "surely redefines all previous standards of the genre.

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# 2/9/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by cmannino

Full Flavor

This burley flake is a delight from start to finish, with no bite, and a smooth after taste. 
A nice rainy sweet taste works harmriously with a chocolaty favor as you burn through it.  As you progress a taste of brown sugars and nuts comes through. 

A delightful smoke. 

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# 26/8/2012 User rated 5/5
Review by The German

Perfect Burley

This is what I would consider to be the perfect Burley blend. I enjoy MacBaren's London Blend and Golden Blend; both are nice in their own ways, though I know many complain about the famous MacBite (I'm a filter smoker; I have never experienced the bite...). Combining the quality burley as in this blend with a chocolate/cocoa casing, IMHO, is pure genius. The tin note promises nothing that will not be delivered by the smoke.

Aged Burley Flake is a borderline case for me; it works both folded/twisted and rubbed-out; I prefer to rub it out and dry out a little. Either way it will burn slowly and coolly; the taste will be the sweet cocoa of good Burley, and the casing only works to reinforce the natural inclination of the Burley: an enhancement, not something forced onto the leaf.

The room note comes close to being a revelation. I am used to the smoke from mostly-Burley blends being very dry and almost cigar-ish with notes of cocoa powder; this one has a healthy dryness to it with lots of cocoa, and an astonishing amount of chocolate to it that seems to be highly attractive to the Ladies.

End of the smoke, for me, is a bright, mottled ash with a minimum of dottle. My favourite tipple to go with it is a Jerez Brandy, or one of the sweeter Highland Single Malts.

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# 20/8/2013 User rated 5/5
Review by bambam

Wow

If you are a fan of Burley Blends this is a must try. It is a mellow, slow burning Flake that has a nutty flavor. The room note is pleasant, and it burns to a nice grey/white ash. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes Burley's or if you just want a change of pace.

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