Cornell & Diehl Manhattan Afternoon – Pipe Tobacco Reviews


By Bob Tate


The pouch aroma of this blend has that sweet and tangy smell of a good Virginia blend. The moisture level is perfect for smoking right out of the bag. This blend is a flake, so I took a couple of the flakes (Fig. 1) and fully rubbed them out (Fig.2), I did leave some of it a little chunky. Since this flake was a little fluffy when rubbed out, I opted to use a two step packing method instead of gravity filling like I usually do when I rub out flakes.

On the charring  light I was met with a good, straight forward, Virginia tobacco taste that had a little bit of natural sweetness and just a slight tang to it. I finished lighting the bowl and settled in for the smoke.

Right from the beginning, this was a good smoke. It is a very good straight Virginia blend. It has a nice natural sweetness and occasionally I got a hint of a tang that mixed in. The tang faded in and out every once in awhile and was very pleasant. Don’t make the mistake that this might be a flavored blend based on the ‘drop of honey’ in the description. I detected no flavoring at all in this blend. The honey must be of a miniscule amount and just enhances the natural sweetness of the Virginia.

The flavor and sweetness intensified a little as the bowl progressed. This blend smoked cool and did not bite me at all. It was a very pleasant and relaxing smoke and I really like this blend. It contains high quality tobacco with a great taste. I am fast becoming a big fan of Cornell & Diehl tobaccos. If you like Virginia blends, I Highly Recommend that you give this one a try.

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Fig. 1

Fig. 2


Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blend: Manhattan Afternoon
Description: Naturally sweet Golden Virginia leaf with a drop of honey sliced into flakes. One of our new “Simply Elegant” Series.
Country: US
Cure: Flue Cured
Cut: Flake
Tobaccos: Virginia
Strength: Medium
Taste: Sweet, Slight Tang, Tobacco
Room Note: Pleasant

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