Still, the Stanwell Melange is pretty tasty. Here is the manufacturer's description:
A modern approach to a traditional mixture. Black Cavendish, toasted Burley, Orientals and bright Virginia are gently mixed with apricot and natural sweetness. Soft and mellow with a pleasing aroma and a delicate taste. MSRP: $7.95 50gm tin.
The tobacco is a mixture of bright yellow flakes, medium brown ribbons, and Black Cavendish with a wonderful aroma of apricot and caramel. It burns well into a light fluffy grey ash, although it is a little drier than I like. Certainly the fruity apricot is at the foremost in both aroma and flavor at first but this does fade throughout the smoke and a satisfying nutty-caramel emerges toward the end.
This is a good, smooth aromatic blend that offers some complexity with a stellar room note. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser but it does fade towards the end. If you like 1Q, Moontrance or some of C&D's aromatics, give it a try.
Rating: 3 Puffs out of 5