Sometime during the middle of doing something in the urge strikes you to do something entirely different. Or if not entirely different, at least somewhat different from what you’re doing already.
So it was that I found myself sitting in the middle of a review, when the urge to explore smokingpipes.com suddenly overcame me and I found myself flipping through the pages of the fresh pipes until I came to the meerschaums.
Then the urge struck me to break out my Göverm Meerschaum Cutty, which I haven’t smoked in months, and what better way to celebrate a great pipe, than to do a review.
So, in the middle of my other review, I go on an Internet browsing spree, break out an old pipe, open up a new tobacco, and start a new review. Talk about schizophrenic… Or perhaps that’s ADD?
In any event, here I am in the middle of a new review, enjoying a great pipe, that I just noticed is starting to colour nicely, and a great tobacco, which is yet another masterpiece from Antonio Norberto Petti.
We find when we look this tobacco up at http://tienda.tabacosn.com.ar/ that it says;
Combinación de Virginia suave y un toque adicional de Burley para su justo equilibrio. Un proceso especial le confiere esa fragancia definida a cherry y su sabor tan característico, tan apreciado por su seguidores, convirtiéndolo como único en su género. Sabor muy dulce y extremadamente aromático.
Again, using the power of sorcery (google translate) we decipher;
Combination of soft Virginia and an extra touch of Burley for fair balance. A special process that gives it a definite cherry aroma and flavor so characteristic, so appreciated by its followers, making it unique in its genre. Very sweet and very aromatic flavor.
I have to say that I’m beginning to like aromatics that are not based on Cavendish, and even a few Cavendish mixtures have made me a liar in the past, and this one was no exception.
Opening the vacuum sealed pouch, I am immediately greeted with a warm smell that reminds me of cherry brandy. Not all overwhelming, cloying, or chemical smelling, just strong fermented cherry.
The tobacco is a little moist, so airing out is the order of the day, but after 10 minutes the tobacco is dry enough to load.
The little meerschaum cutty is easy to load, and easier to light, and the small chamber makes for a nice quick smoke of about 15 to 20 minutes.
The taste of the tobacco is incredible, a strong enough cherry case to make it interesting, but enough of the natural Virginia and Burley tobacco taste to satisfy the smoking palate.
My wife describes the room note as, “someone baking a cherry pie.”
After about 20 minutes of smoking, the bowl is finished, and the dottle, almost nonexistent.
The tobacco is strong enough that after a 20 minute smoke, I’m satisfied but not overly buzzing. Gotta love those Virginias!
Toni tells me, that the Virginias in this tobacco are aged for seven years, and the Burleys for six. He also tells me that it is a natural cherry extract that they used to flavour it.
My only wish with Tabaco SN’s products is that the shipping weren’t so expensive. A flat rate shipping cost $25.00 to send any package to Canada, so that only makes shipping worth it if you buy a lot, and importing more than 200 g (7 ounces) of tobacco into Canada results in serious duties!
I will probably make an order of about 200 g of tobacco, perhaps these four blends again, perhaps four different, they are just worth it! At $7.00 USD for 50 g (1.76 ounces) the prices are competitive with the American market. So, I say support a small businessman, a little extra shipping, and make a purchase from http://tienda.tabacosn.com.ar/
Yet another masterpiece Toni, you’ve made a believer out of me in Tabaco SN’s blends.
Un abrazo, Toni
Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em!