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Brand: Solani
Blender: R.L. Will
Tin Description: An incredible blend of premium dark red and sweet Virginias from the "border belt", light yellow Virginia from South Carolina and dark-fired, spicy Kentucky. Slow burning and because no flavoring has been added, this blend has a real tobacco taste.
Country of Origin: DE
Curing Group: Air Cured
Contents: Kentucky, Virginia
Cut: Flake
Packaging: 50g tin, 100g tin

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# 26/2/2011 User rated 5/5
Review by Nightcap

#660

Silver Flake is simply astounding.
This is what others in it's genre aspire to be, but can't quite reach.
Sweet Va's blended with stout Burley, SF is one of Solani's best along side #633.
Smooth, full, semi-sweet smoke, this tastes magnificent.
Well balanced and worth the coin. Very recommended.

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

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Here's another indisputable stroke of genius Rudiger L. Will: Solani line is relatively young, and he has been expressly created with the intention to turn to perhaps the most demanding and expert of pipe smokers, those that tend to demand products that are more natural and not contaminated with chemical concoctions number, which increase flavors, aromas, and / or humidity for example, this "Silver Flake" is proof. The blend once again, is an almost disarming simplicity, yet it offers a rich smoke, as few satisfactory, and complex in its evolution, so as to identify the smoker, gradually some kind of "mysterious" ingredients: Orientales? Parakeet? Flavouring whiskey? None of this, as always, the blender expresses its power through the use of raw materials of the highest grade and quality, simply dosandole wisely, and trying to appear that no component overwhelming the other, thereby to ensure that tobacco the blend components express all their shades and flavors. Two such tobacco in: virginia red top grade and maturity, and a dark fired Kentucky (fire cured) with the addition of a low-key part of Golden Virginia to serve as actors, but be careful, though in the background, equally capable of giving us hints of orange and lemon absolutely delicious.
Red Virginia South Carolina, the most sweet and tasty, long-aged, give hints of berries, honey, nuts and earth, a veritable kaleidoscope of flavors "Autumn", and depth is hard to find in other products, other than Will illustrious creature, the "Long Golden Flake" here, the Virginia appear to be more warm and enveloping, with more body and also support nicotinic acid. A bomb. The other supporting actor for this wonderful blend immediately begins to reveal its presence, but by then stove in the middle that rises to its highest level this fire-cured Kentucky gets to give the body a "gargantuan" to the collection, and in same time it increases the "smoothness" and smoothness. At times it seems to recognize that tobacco of the 'Aged Burley Flake "another masterpiece of the same blender, where burley is 20 years old protagonist, and it is not unreasonable to suppose that this Kentucky comes from the same" strain. " The treatment greatly increases the fire and spice notes deliciously peat, sometimes leaving the smoker to believe that you are in front of characteristics of a good Periquita, or a flavoring reminiscent of the best "lagavullin" but it is not, is simply the Kentucky product of a robust and filling, spicy and sweet at the same time, to an exponential increase in the complexity of the smoke. The finish is, if anything, even more rich and elegant, a pronounced "nuttiness" flavor of freshly brewed coffee, and nice note "cigarish," let the lucky recipient of this blend completely satisfied and I think oblivious of such an experience felt before Virginia Blend with anyone else. " I would add that the smoke as best tradition of the blender is easily approachable, with excellent combustion and still quite slow, reflecting the absence of further additivanti to improve the same. Another "triumph" by Rudiger L. Will the line "Solani"

p.s. sorry for my not perfect english. Thanks, Celticpipe.

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# 2/4/2011 User rated 4/5
Review by mtv

Classic

This Va/Bur blend provides a noteworthy smoking experience. Rich, flavorful, robust, creamy, and entertaining. There's a lot going on here so pay attention and be rewarded. Providing complex and tasty flavors from quality tobacco that has been blended to perfection, Silver Flake is an adventure.   

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# 27/3/2013 User rated 5/5
Review by Cortezattic

Solani 660, Exquisite Red Va Flake

Solani 660 Silver Flake is packaged in a rather large but elegant rectangular tin, 4⅛" x 5⅝" (10½ cm X 14 cm), with a hinged convex lid. Within, you'll find an unsealed cellophane bag containing approximately four 16" long strips of tobacco flake folded over several times. My supply was drier than average, which I attribute to the lack of an air-tight seal; but it was at a moisture level that I consider ideal for immediate use. So, if you purchase more than one tin with a mind toward aging them, be prepared to transfer your entire supply to Mason jars as soon as you receive them, lest they dry out completely during storage. In most cases this will require that you use a pair of scissors to snip them to a suitable length. A small, ½-pint Mason jar is sufficient to hold an entire 100g tin if you don't rub it out.

The tin note has a fishy, pungent odor that suggests fermentation; but during smoking, the fishy part of it vanishes. I prepare the flake by cube-cutting; that is, cutting across the grain in ¼-inch wide strips, letting them fall apart in a random manner just prior to loading-up my bowl. A few crumbs on top facilitates lighting, and the blend starts producing a nice volume of thick, chewy smoke with wonderful mouth feel.

The flavor is sweet and bread-like red Virginia with a wine-like finish. The tin description mentions dark-fired Kentucky, but the balance and integration is so masterfully accomplished that I really can't tell what else is in the blend. It produces a very tasty, natural tobacco flavor, augmented by a nicotine level that is medium-to-strong. This is among the finest and most sophisticated Virginia flakes I have ever had the pleasure of smoking. There are no untoward issues or downsides to the experience – except perhaps the useless packaging. The price is a little higher than average, but then again, you get what you pay for. In this case, it is a guaranteed succession of “ah ha!” smoking experiences. Enjoy!

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