Puffing on a big bowl of this is one of the finer things in life. It provides full flavour from the moment it receives the gentle stroke of a match. This dark brown tobacco is quite rich and heavy, as is its aroma, owing to its high oriental (including latakia) content. Still, it contains enough Virginia to have a lively flavour. The receptionist at work, who is generally anti-smoke, enjoys its smell, as it reminds her of being out in the woods with a campfire. It burns well, smokes smooth, produces a fine grey ash, and doesn’t burn the tongue. Its slight bitterness is perfectly balanced by its slight sweetness. Not only is this excellent in a briar, it is great in a clay or in a corncob.
Review of Balkan Sobranie 759
June 30th, 2010 by Isabela Mayer