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Esoterica Cardiff

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  1. jbbaldwin

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    I bought an old-style 8-ounce bag of Cardiff today at my local B&M, having had no experience with Esoterica other than Penzance (which I also bought - lucky me).

    Does anybody have any experience with this blend? It's not listed on luxurytobaccoreviews. The description from Germain says:

    An outstanding, well balanced mixture of four Virginias, pressed until reddish-brown and then fully rubbed up. A truly traditional tobacco for the most discerning palate.

    Should I open and jar the Cardiff? (It doesn't look to have been very popular and I think it might have been discontinued.)

    My guess is cellaring it wouldn't hurt. What do you think?

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    Cardiff is wonderful stuff. It is very mild, soft and sweet Virginia. Not going to overwhelm you with complexity but it is a very nice soft sweet Virginia. I tend to like this tobacco in the late summer/early fall months. It's been a while since I have smoked Cardiff but from what I remember it is, as I stated above, a very soft sweet Virginia, but it does offer up a very nice sweet spice note every now and then. Nice with morning coffee or tea.

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    Excellent news - thanks! I believe I'll open it Saturday morning and enjoy it as you recommend.

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    It's not listed on luxurytobaccoreviews.

    In case you want to check the reviews out:

    http://www.tobaccoreviews.com/blend_detail.cfm?TID=489

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    Right - I looked at those.

    I meant it's not on http://luxurytobaccoreviews.com/, which seems to be the preferred review site around here. (Not sure why - maybe because there seems to be less spouting off - ??)

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    I meant it's not on http://luxurytobaccoreviews.com/, which seems to be the preferred review site around here. (Not sure why - maybe because there seems to be less spouting off - ??)

    Not to cast any aspersions, because I like luxurytobaccoreviews better myself, but there just aren't nearly as many tobaccos or reviews available. Maybe because it's newer. Maybe it's because many of us (including me) use it, but fail to review it there. I don't review many tobaccos, but when I do, I'll try to remedy that.

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    Yes - please do. I enjoy reading your posts.

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