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Charatan Virginia Three Year Matured Pipe Tobacco 50g (Tin)

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The Virginia Three Year Matured is a medium blend consisting of Red Virginia and Oriental Leaf, The Virginias have been matured for three years and are the base for this blend with a lightly flavoured fruity essence.

This great range of Charatan pipe tobaccos has been created to replace the previously very popular Dunhill pipe tobaccos. These have been made to a very similar blend and should delight fans of Dunhill pipe tobaccos which have now been discontinued.

In 1863 Frederick Charatan, opened a shop in Mansell Street, London where he began to carve Meerschaum pipes. These got very popular very quickly and Charatan moved to a bigger workshop in Prescott street. Here he began to make the briar pipes that made the name Charatan World famous. on the retirement of his father in 1910 Reuben Charatan took over the family business and the business was wholly owned by the Charatan family until 1960.

During the noughties, Dunhill tobacco of London, through the House of Edgeworth introduced a range of Charatan cigars, manufactured exclusively for the UK cigar smoker. However British American Tobacco (Dunhill Tobacco of London) made the decision in December 2016 to withdraw from the hand made cigar and pipe tobacco market in 2017.


Tasting Notes

The Charatan Virginia Three Year Matured Pipe Tobacco has been produced as a direct replacement for the delisted Dunhill Three Year Matured Pipe Tobacco.
Virginia’s which have been matured for three years are the base for this blend. A medium blend consisting of Red Virginia and Oriental Leaf, lightly flavoured with mixed fruit essence.
The blend is remarkably close to the former Dunhill Three Year Matured.

Flavour: 3
Strength: 3
Aroma: 4


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by H on Thursday 07 March, 2019
As with the Dark Flake, this is supposedly a substitute for Dunhills Rolls, again its not. Nowhere close. Fruitier, yes, less boney (meaning it tends not to stick in the craw), no little spikes of harshness unlike the Dunhill original (whichever iteration) However, a delicious smoke and one I would buy often IF it was better priced. Personally 1.00 - 1.50 cheaper would make this more palatable. It just isnt truly worth the cost. I feel that the makers are basing the price on the names Dunhill and Charatan, calling a Mercedes a Rolls doesnt make it one. OK moan bit over, back to the tobacco. I went thru my first tin with rapidity as I enjoyed the blend, Va/Pers are a favourite of mine. This smokes easily, generally with one relight, I noticed the char has to be match made, lighters appear to scorch the flavour somewhat. Relights are fine with butane. Somewhat less dry compared to the Dunhill, but never moist, no gurgling. No dottle either, which is always a plus point. The tobacco burns clean leaving almost nothing for later. They have made this blend well proportioned and very tasty. Just the price will inhibit a further purchase for me.
by paul on Tuesday 19 February, 2019
enjoyable smoke,nicotine just enough to satisfy being ex cigarette smoker ive found it hard to find pipe tobacco that quells my cravings this one does.i would like to see nicotine levels also listed on tobaccos.burns well not to wet as for being like dunhill i couldnt tell you as ive never tried theirs before.will buy again and try a few others from chartan.
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