WILKE Surbrugs Golden Sceptre
A blend of 2 types of burly with red Virginia and long cut Virginia topped with latakia.
2oz. 9.75 4oz. 18.25 8oz. 35.25 16oz. 68.00
SURBRUG'S GOLDEN SCEPTRE
The smoky, woody, earthy, leathery, floral, incense-like, sweet Cyprian Latakia is the lead component, but not by much. The very nutty, earthy, woody, spicy, toasty, slightly molasses sweet and quite sour, sharp burleys also sport a bare hint of cocoa as strong supporting players. The red and lighter long cut Virginias offer a burst of very tangy ripe dark fruit, lightly tart citrus, earth, wood, bread, some grass, a little floralness and sugar along with a couple drops of honey. The Virginias are secondary stars. The very spicy, raisiny perique is just above being a condiment. The strength, nic-hit, and taste levels are medium. Won’t bite or get harsh, and barely has any rough edges. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a very consistent, well balanced, complex, mildly sweet and rather spicy, sour, floral, savory flavor that translates to the lightly lingering after taste. Has a light campfire quality, too. Leaves little dampness in the bowl. Requires an average number of relights. Not quite an all day smoke, but it is repeatable. I suggest a wide bowl to capture all the nuances as well as the more obvious aspects this blend can deliver. Three and a half stars out of four.