This blend contains a high proportion of Oriental Leaf, Virginia and Latakia. It is a broad cut mixture, giving rich body, but has a slow rate of burn and is medium in strength.
Country of Origin:
The can of Durbar I cracked opened today is over a year old and an original UK can.
Tin Aroma: I have yet to develop a taste for really supreme tobacco tin aromas. They all still smell like medicated lubricant, ketchup, soil and mulch etc. However, I have come to realize that usually means I am in for a pleasant ride. Wonderfully, such is the case with this tin of Durbar.
Start: Upon lighting, the first taste from this blend had me thinking that this could rise to be my favorite blend, which is a really rare and good feeling upon strike. As I progressed through the bowl I was enraptured with the full-bodied taste and aroma.
Mid-Bowl: I'm gone! I am seduced by this smoky treat and am in the wonderful hazy tobacco trance. Durbar has, at this point, encased my thoughts and I can do nothing but puff as I am in a smoky comma. Delightful!
Finish: Durbar smokes clean from start to finish. By the time I have set my pipe down my eyelids are pleasantly droopy but not overpowering. I am in full relaxing mode and pay my dues to the Durbar. Thank you Dunhill once again.