A heavy dose of Latakia, old belt Virginias, and Oriental tobaccos combine to create the classically-English Peter Stokkebye Proper English Pipe Tobacco. A full-bodied smoke with toasty, smoky flavors, hints of spice and a thick, creamy smoke. For fans of English Blends, this one goes down very easily.
Peter Stokkebye 52, Proper English, is a fine tobacco by anyone's standards. It has the aroma of a full English blend, but smokes a good bit smoother than it seems as though it would at first light. There is just a tiny touch of sweetness of the Virginia with the pungency of the Orientals to balance that sweetness. Then the Latakia adds just a little punch. The finish is much milder than I expected, so if anything I would like a little heavier Latakia punch in this otherwise extraordinary tobacco. This is a fine all day smoke without a harsh bite. If you are an aromatic tobacco smoker and want to get away from that toward a Latakia blend that has a touch of sweetness but no bite, then Proper English 52 would certainly be worth an experimental smoke for you.