|Room Note||2 - Mellow|
The newest entry in Cornell & Diehl's Cellar Series is Bijou, a flake made of toasty-sweet 2003 crop red Virginia which is combined with exotic Katerini orientals from Greece, to which a bit of honey is added. The tobaccos are layered and pressed and then sliced into flakes. The folks at C&D estimate that the blend will be at its most enjoyable with ten to fifteen years on it, so buy a few - one to try now and others to age. Bijou is French for jewel, and it's an apt term to describe this gem of a blend.