I received a sample of this on IPSD and after smoking it the day it arrived, I sat it aside for a week and revisited the blend again tonight. Having been impressed the first time around, I was keeping my fingers crossed that the initial bowl had not been a fluke. Simply put- it was anything but. This is a fantastic tobacco, from start to finish. It comes rubbed well, and with a great moisture consistency that neither burns hot nor requires an airing out prior to smoking. The Virginias used in the blend are crisp and bright giving it a very clean and enjoyable taste. The years I spent as a chef taught me that the perfect execution of a simple item (a hollandaise for example) is much more impressive than a mediocre execution of a dish with twenty ingredients. Of the four blends in this line, this is the only one that does not marry in a Burley and Cavendish. The fact that the Virginias are neither enhanced, not hidden by any of these makes the delicious nature of the smoke all the more impressive. There is a slight hint of sweetness on the backend which leaves you with a palatable flavor when your pipe is extinguished. It also carries a pleasant room note. If this blend is any indicator of the quality of the 1897, 1931, and 1957 varieties, it elicits little wonder as to why the Stokkebyes have fared so well in the blending business over the past 158 years. Sold in 100g tins, it is very reasonably priced and will soon find a place in my cellar.