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Smokey & Peppery Latakia tobacco blend (30 ml)

A rare blend with a remarkable flavor, Syrian Latakia tobacco is sun-cured and then smoke-cured using aromatic herbs and fragrant woodsy plants in controlled fires. The result is a peppery, smoky taste that’s as robust as it is delicious. Sold in 30 ml bottles.

Contests: 30ml
Weight: 3.8 oz
VG/PG ratio: 50/50
Extracted in Italy, Bottled in California

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Quartet incorporates the four elements of sun, fire, earth and air to produce a rich, intense smoky-peppery tobacco. The blend embraces the Syrian Latakia process of sun-curing the tobacco, then smoke-curing over controlled fires of Valonia oak, Aleppo pine, Lebanon cedar, Greek juniper and indigenous aromatic herbs. The result is a powerfully distinct symphonic delight for the senses.
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Sun, fire, earth and air are the four key components in the creation of Quartet, a tobacco blend brought to life using the rare Syrian Latakia process. The flavorfully spicy blend produces a symphony of perceptions, with a tango of smoky-peppery taste and aroma.

The process of creating authentic Syrian Latakia tobacco is rare within itself, and we did one better by acquiring a one-of-a-kind lot of Syrian Latakia tobacco that had been patiently and perfectly aged for a full eight years.

We are proud to offer our tobacco aficionados a numbered limited edition of Quartet, featuring this scarce and sensational tobacco, for the collection and enjoyment of true connoisseurs.

Bull’s-Eye

Hitting our Syrian Latakia target

In our perpetual search for perfection, we began visiting tobacco specialists around the world to explore their private and intimate collections of rare tobacco. One Italian specialist had an astonishing collection, giving us a chance to taste a diversity of tobacco types from a variety of origins.

Each tobacco blend enchanted us in its own way – until we met the Syrian Latakia. Once the specialist bid us to take a taste of the eight-years-aged Syrian Latakia, we were finally enlightened as to what true enchantment tasted like.

Fully captivated by the experience, we were able to appraise and decided to purchase at any cost this small, unique and precious lot. And it’s now available to you, for only as long as quantities last.

Finding a Syrian Latakia blend that has been patiently aged for nearly a decade is one of our most notable moments in the history of Black Note. And anyone aware of the painstaking effort involved in each step of the Syrian Latakia process will understand why.

Here Comes the Sun

First step in Latakia process

The first step in the Syrian Latakia production process is the sun-curing of the tobacco in tightly- sealed barns. Here the sun’s vibrant rays reduce the tobacco leaves’ moisture content while enhancing the tobacco’s natural flavor.

Fueling the Fire

Second step in Latakia process

The next step is to smoke-cure the tobacco over controlled fires of Valonia oak, Aleppo pine, Lebanon cedar, Greek juniper and indigenous aromatic herbs. The Mediterranean woody plants and native herbs produce a dark, smoky leaf with an intense yet delicate taste and aroma.

Down to Earth

Foundation of growth

Earth plays a role in the Syrian Latakia process by providing the foundation and nutrients required for the tobacco and native foliage to grow. Soft rains and humid soil in the milder Mediterranean seasons produce the ideal environment for indigenous plant life to flourish.

Air Apparent

Delivering the notes

Air’s part in the process is to deliver the aromatic notes during the smoke-curing process. Oxygen fuels the crackling flames that produce the powerful smoke that caresses and infuses the tobacco leaves with their unmistakable Syrian Latakia aroma and taste.

Accidental Discovery

Stored in smoky homes

The Syrian Latakia process was most likely discovered by accident when small farmers were forced to store unsold tobacco in their fire-heated homes. The stored tobacco ended up taking on the flavor and aroma of the smoke, yet the product was initially shunned.

Savvy manufacturers knew pipe tobacco was already being produced using fire-curing methods, tobacco that was quite costly. They decided to try the smoke-cured tobacco coming out of Syria’s Port of Latakia. The Syrian Latakia name was born, as was a market for the sun-cured and smoke-cured tobacco.

Make Mine Rare

Scarcity of Syrian Latakia

The rarity of Syrian Latakia tobacco comes from the Syrian government’s ban on using wood to dry or smoke crops issued after World War II. A scarcity of wood throughout the region led many farmers to move to Cyprus, where they found a more abundant supply of evergreen bushes to cure their tobacco. It is important to note that our Quartet blend is composed of 100% pre-conflict Syrian Latakia.

Although Syrian Latakia is cured with heavier smoke, the tobacco is smoother, cooler and has a more delicate tobacco aroma. Latakia from Cyprus is cured with lighter smoke, yet produces a hotter and stronger taste and aroma.

Work of Genius

Retaining a treasured method

Just as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is considered a work of genius, we believe our ninth blend of Quartet using the Syrian Latakia method has a similar status. The savory, smoked note combined with the natural etheric oils from the tobacco produce a refined cool, smooth taste with a melodic peppery burst that can make your senses sing.

Extended Process, Limited Edition

One-of-a-kind opportunity

Just as it would be impossible to recreate the glory of any of Beethoven’s unique symphonies, it would be a real challenge to find another lot of Syrian Latakia that is as precious as the one we currently have available. Some say perfection is impossible to find, but we disagree. We believe we found it with the rare lot of Syrian Latakia that serves as the basis of our limited edition of Quartet.

Reviews

By Sean
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My favorite

Smooth and tasty. Love it.

(Posted on 7/14/2017)
By Brandon
Rating:

Legato and Quartet!!!

As a smoker of camel light cigarettes for 13 years, I have quit cigarettes all together for 4 months now. I've tried all of Black Notes flavors except the menthol (solo) and I must say these liquids are impressive. Legato and Quartet and by far my favorite. Quartet has (to me) this a burning cedar or campfire flavor. It's better than it sounds and Legato has an ultra light full flavored cigarette taste. These two are the tastes for me. I even mix them sometimes and I'm still impressed. Black note is the real deal.

Enjoy and Get Real

(Posted on 7/9/2017)
By Michael
Rating:

I love this juice!

I got the big bottle of this since it didn't come with the 4 pack sampler. It is awesome! It's peppery and slightly sweet to me. I love all of the different juices, but this one might be my favorite. I just ordered a second bottle.

(Posted on 7/8/2017)
By MANDO
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Smokey, Spicy, Rich

I felt compelled to write a review after trying this extract. I first tried black note starting with forte, because I was under the impression it had a strong flavor. Forte does have a nice flavor, but it was not what I had expected. Quartet filled in the gaps I was looking for with a bold smokey spice and a rich tobacco flavor. This is exactly what I was looking for, and I plan to order more when I need to refill.

(Posted on 7/1/2017)
By Julie
Rating:

For the tough and not-so-sweet :)

I could vape this for the rest of my life and never tire of it. Not for everyone; I love the dry, peppery and spicy taste. No other liquid compares to this. Not sweet, nice and tough with that smokiness but still smooth (at least with my 3mg level). If you're a black coffee kind of person and miss real tobacco taste, this is your heaven in a bottle.

(Posted on 6/29/2017)
By Mark
Rating:

Very Complex

I ordered the notebook and a 30ml of Quartet. The pepper taste was prominent to me. Not overpowering. I could easily see this as I mixer to the 2x 30ml bottles of Forte I just ordered to spice it up from time to time. Thanks Black Note. Nice work.

(Posted on 6/26/2017)
By Jennifer
Rating:

OK

I thought I was looking for a more rugged taste but found this to not be to my liking. I prefer a blend with sweet and smokey. It is ok just not for me

(Posted on 6/23/2017)
By Samuel
Rating:

A must have. You wont be disappointed.

The Quartet was great. It has a great flavor and is definitely one of my absolute favorites. The prelude is another favorite of mine.

(Posted on 6/20/2017)
By Samuel Afuwape
Rating:

Customers that have never tried it, should try it.

The Quartet has a nice taste. It didn't necessarily have a peppery taste as the website said it did but overall I loved it. This product is too expensive

(Posted on 6/20/2017)
By Ira
Rating:

Quartet Again

Quartet...AGAIN!!! I never tire of writing about this e-juice. It may not be for everyone but it is certainly worth a try!!! Rich and complex, smokey with a peppery bite and just the right throat hit. If you like tobacco e-juice you really can't go wrong with ANY Black Note flavor but do yourself a favor and try Quartet!!!

(Posted on 6/15/2017)
By Ira
Rating:

One of a kind

I've written about Quartet before. How delicious, smokey, spicy it is...Today I'd like to write about just how rare it is!!! This is Syrian Latakia not Cypriot. Due to the conflict in Syria it is simply not being produced...nada...nunca...zilch!!! That the good folks at Black Note had the prescience to purchase a batch is nothing short of AMAZING!!! Do yourself a favor and try this rare, one of a kind Latakia e-juice before it's gone.

(Posted on 6/9/2017)
By Ira
Rating:

Try Quartet

Try Quartet!!! If you're looking for something interesting...just try it. Rich and complex...spicy with a great throat hit. Now with a lower price there is absolutely no reason not to try it

(Posted on 6/7/2017)
By Ira
Rating:

Quartet is my new favorite

Well...I have a new favorite, Quartet is da bomb!!! Spice and good throat hit. Yes it is $5 more but WOW!!!

(Posted on 6/7/2017)
By Michael
Rating:

Quartet

I also like it for a mix with the other flavors

(Posted on 5/31/2017)
By Dave
Rating:

True Latakia taste

This juice actually tastes and smells like Latakia, it could be a bit stronger, but the fact that this flavor was able to be made into a juice at all is amazing enough.

(Posted on 5/30/2017)
By john vaughan
Rating:

different strokes for different smokes

I suppose its a matter of taste but I prefer the Sonata For me Quartet was a little to peppery. It is surely a high quality product just not my cup of tea. I still have some left and I will try it again to see if my tase has changed

(Posted on 5/26/2017)
By Brian
Rating:

Great!

This is a great vape as all black note products are. I love them and have spent a lot of money buying them. Well worth it. However, I couldn't really tell the difference between this and legato. So I will probably stick to legato since it's cheaper. Not dis-satisfied at all. It is great, but legato is just as great and a little cheaper

(Posted on 5/23/2017)
By Jerry
Rating:

Disappointed.

Somewhat disappointing. Really looked forward to the prospect of again enjoying Latakia but, it wasn't there. Not worth the premium $ for something that tastes no different than V2 Red. I do like the sense of humor and fast shipping.

(Posted on 5/22/2017)
By David
Rating:

Smooth Rich flavor

I read the reviews and took a chance not having sampled Quartet and I am so glad I did, well worth the extra, I enjoy this with Cognac, so bold smooth and creamy. It has become my favorite after dinner vape.

(Posted on 5/19/2017)
By kokomice
Rating:

Better than a cigarette

I'm an ex-smoker and only vape BlackNote (Forte and Prelude). Quartet is my new favorite - tastes like a quality turkish blend cigarette. The best ever.

(Posted on 5/15/2017)

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