- Mar 20, 2014
The sample of which I smoked claims it to be a Virginia/Perique blend so I was hopeful that'd be a new VaPer that was available in bulk. I liked the cut, sort of a well rubbed cake, somewhat coarse but it loaded easy enough, not overly moist and took the light well. I detected a light topping at first, sort of an OTC like flavor, not off putting but it got a bit boring rather quick. I could not pick up any Perique at all in this blend and the Virginias were lackluster to say the least. I'm not one to give up on a bowl especially something new but I just couldn't find it interesting enough to have any hope by the time I reached the mid bowl point. I wanted so much to like this new offering but it was just too bland and underwhelming to suit my tastes. I've been smoking a good bit of VaPer's lately and unfortunately this new Lane offering won't be added to my rotation. Well, you can't win them all! I'd be interested in hearing what others think of the blend if you've had a chance to try it.