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McClelland: BALKAN BLUE 50g


Your Price: $74.99
Item Number: PDC2215
Consignment tins are the property of 3rd party sellers

Date:  2017
50g

Product Reviews

(24 Ratings, 2 Reviews) Average Rating:
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Weak English-Oriental Mixture.
Patrick Eruimy (Switzerland) 2/7/2016 10:31 AM
Dark, medium ribbon cut. Moisture out of tin is ok, rather on the dry side. Smoking conditions are unsatisfying. Unusual choice of Orientals, which occasionally release acrid tastes. Scrumptious smoky/leathery Latakia, and rather faint Virginia supporting the mixture. Each of these three plays its intended role, not any dominates. All more or less harmonious, forming a low strength English Mixture. On the other hand it’s a kind of monochromatic, don’t look for complexity. I would enjoy having it considerably heavier, deeper, ampler, creamier, richer, fuller. The producer says, it was an attempt to create a copy of the famous “Sobranie 759”. Back in time I smoked a lot of “759” and “Balkan Sobranie” and I don’t think they got close at all. Anyway, BALKAN BLUE remains a somewhat recommendable smoke, not among my favourites, though. I shall not buy any more. But - since it is really mild, you could use it as an all-purpose, all-day pipe filler with tolerable “exhausts”.
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Blue Mountain Heaven
alex (uk,) 3/12/2013 8:34 AM
This is one of the best Latakia blends I have tried and just love this I just fill my pipe and sit back with a Earl Grey tea and i am in heaven.Latakia lover must try this blend.