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C&D- Joie de Vivre

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2 ounce tin
Fragrent Latakias and sweet Red Virginia is joined by equal amounts of Perique and Katirini Turkish with a dash of unsweetened Black Cavendish for smoothness.
Estimated peak: 8-12 years

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C&D Joie de Vivre Lives Up to Its Name
Robert Boughton (Albuquerque, NM) 12/6/2014 8:34 PM
So far, Cornell & Diehl has made three blends for its new Cellar Series: Joie de Vivre, Oak Alley and Chenet's Blend. After buying my second tin of Oak Alley in less than two weeks and giving it the highest of recommendations in a review the other day, I checked at my tobacconist for the other two in the series and found only Joie de Vivre, French for joy of living. All three are blended to be sweet and not only taste good straight out of the plant but to age even better (peaking on average at 10-15 years). It is a difficult and very personal call, but I cannot say I like this mix with the complete devotion I now have to Oak Alley, although Joie de Vivre is without doubt excellent and very tasty and has all of the qualities I tend to appreciate most in tobaccos. However, to be fair and honest, I suspect most experienced pipe enjoyers, at least, would prefer Joie de Vivre, with its stronger bite and absence of Burleys but perfect combination of sweet red Virginias, Cyprian Latakia, equal amounts of Perique and Katirini Turkish and a touch of unsweetened black Cavendish for some smoothness. The strength is medium to strong, the flavor robust but smooth and the room note very pleasant. I have smoked it in a gourd Calabash several times and a fine briar once, and probably because of the larger intake of smoke from the briar that gave a better idea of the sweet, delicious, complex taste of Joie de Vivre, that is the type of pipe I recommend, if not meerschaum. I also give this blend Five Stars, despite its differences compared to its brother, Oak Alley.
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