- May 15, 2014
Knowing what I know now, I am assuming that the Latakia I smoked in blends twenty years ago was Syrian Latakia. I remember it being pungent and strong which at the time, sadly, was a turn off. Now these days, I'm quite sure it would only add to my enjoyment. Regardless though, when I first tried Vintage Syrian thanks to an awesome form member I was surprised how mellow and smooth it came across. Now I really enjoyed the blend but it did surprise me none the less. Is this due to the fact that the Latakia has been in Mac Baren's possession for some time now and has naturally mellowed in flavor? Do you think the blend would have more oomph if fresh Syrian Latakia was available to make it with? Obviously this will be mostly speculative but I am curious as to your thoughts.