Maybe it's just me, but I'd be wary of pine flavoring. I'm good with strong non-flavored tobacco, but have had a bad experience or two with so-called holiday blends with non-tobacco flavorings meant to suggest holiday spirits -- cinnamon, pine, etc. Whatever the flavorings actually contain, they bite me like junkyard dogs. Maybe it's just me. Buy a small quantity and do a trial run; it may be great for you. On the other hand, if Latakia has a slight pine-reminiscent scent, that is really tobacco, I think that would be fine. I'm not a Lat hound, but I enjoy a number of Lat blends.
I'd be interested in this, too. I tried P&C Pine Grove and it's not pine flavored at all, despite what TR reviews say (probably the same people who claim to taste mushroom in Shortcut to Mushrooms - the power of suggestion). There some nice piney snuffs, though.
You want to taste pine? Go to a pine tree in the late summer. Grab some dried pine needles and roll it in a brown paper bag and smoke it like a cigarette. You will taste pine. Yes me and a buddy did this when we were around 13-14 when we ran out of cigarettes. 1 drag and I was choking my guts out.
It's funny you should ask this. When I smoke St. Bruno I interpret part of the flavor as "sweet pine" and always have. I've never heard or seen anyway else mention this, so it might be my faulty receptors. I'm usually drinking some bourbon when I'm smoking SB, so that might have something to do with it.