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-EyeHitting 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 SunFirst 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 FireSecond 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 EarthFoundation 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 ApparentDelivering 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 DiscoveryStored 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 RareScarcity 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 GeniusRetaining 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 EditionOne-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.
I was blown away.. This Latakia blend was spot on, it was everything that I was hoping for. I hope you continue to offer this blend
This is the best juice I've ever tried. Really rich tobacco woodsy flavor. My every day vape from now on. I do hope the price drops in the future.
Good but strong
I'm still experimenting with the flavors and nicotine levels. I tried this one at 1.2 and found that it was a little too strong for me. I'll try a lighter version next time.
For Those Moments
I enjoy this as one of those blends in where you take a moment with or without a very very good cup of freshly ground african coffee, or an adult beverage. Sit and enjoy it's earthy dry fuller body. Not an all day blend- for my taste.
I've been vaping for about eighteen months, before that I was a veteran cigarette smoker. Two packs plus a day for over twenty years. Since I started vaping I have always been looking for that tobacco taste. The idea of vaping banana cream pie never appealed to me. I love banana cream pie, but I don't want to inhale it!
That said, Blacknote has done something special here. I've been vaping their products for a little over two weeks now, and I have finally completely quit smoking. The last cigarette I had actually tasted bad compared to this! It was flat, unsatisfying, and tasted like smoke more than anything else.
Quartet starts off spicy peppery but finishes smoky. A wonderful, rich, complex flavor. I've been vaping it for four days now and each hit just gets better! Peppery always stays there on top, but one gets used to it. Once that happens, the other more subtle flavors come out to play on your taste buds. Just an unreal vape.
It really is like a great symphony. Each time one hears a great piece of music they can get something new out of it. The same is true for Quartet. One gets something new out of it time and time again.
Strong, yet Smooth
I enjoy this one very much, but not in quantity. It is a little stronger but with a smooth finish. A little spicy, too.
This is now the 5th flavor I’ve tried from BlackNote and I must say that Quartet is my absolute favorite!
With this being a limited edition liquid, I almost want to give this a bad review so that there will be more for me!
Greedy… I know… but it’s so dang good… Once you try it you’ll understand my dilemma… ugh…
If you’re looking for a bold flavorful liquid from the folks here at BlackNote, you’d be hard pressed to find another with such a deep flavor profile.
Seriously, BlackNote did a wonderful job with Quartet and I sincerely hope that they’ll be able to add this flavor to their regular lineup…
"Truly for the Connoisseurs"
WOW!!!! This flavor is Truly bold & you will not taste another like it... Perhaps not for every individual, but for me its well worth the extra spend! At $39 this liquid is not cheap but neither is Caviar nor is a great Cuban Havana Cigar. You will not find another flavor taste out there like this one... It has a bold Cigar leaf like flavor on the inhale, & a mild peppery smoky type flavor on the exhale... A great flavor to vape while socializing with friends at a party, or perhaps at your local Texas Holdem card game or for whatever occasion... After Every draw, your senses will be tantalized looking for the next draw... It is definitely one I enjoy & I find myself looking forward to the next fill up... I have 8 Black Note flavors in my rotation, for me this one & Adagio are my social flavors!
I am not sure about this one yet, so I might be editing my review later. After 5ml I can say it's got a very deep earthy flavour and also loads of smokiness. I guess it's not something I'd like to vape all day, but I can picture myself taking some deep puffs along with a pint or after a nice meal. As all Black Note eliquids, it's got a unique quality and taste which is difficult to be found elsewhere. The reason for the 4 stars is the fact that I can't see myself vaping this on a regular basis.
Absolutely stunning. Smoky, rich flavor just like the drum tobacco I used to smoke many years ago before I quit. This is my first time trying this brand and I am so impressed. I love that real, tobacco flavor and have finally found it.
Definitely the most unique of all the Black Note liquids I have tried. I actually quite enjoy it but would probably find it too much flavor wise as an everyday vape. I would reorder though and use it on occasion for something different.
Not my cup of tea / bring back Encore
Quartet's flavor does not appeal to me but others like it. If you are curious it is worth a try. It vapes beautifully as to all of Black Notes offerings. I preferred the limited edition of Encore as it had a sweeter taste that was still unique from the other blends, I hope they bring that one back.
THE best liquid out there!
After trying 15 tabak liquids from various brands I am done testing! This one is my absolute favorite and the competition comes nowhere near the flavour of Black Note! Recommended!!!
The best NET liquid I have tested so far
I was totally blown away by this liquid.
Smooth but complex. With a hint of sweetness and spiciness it trigged all my taste buds.
I have tried to make my own NET but here I am miles behind.
This is so well balanced and made with care and love. Superb!
Not for me
Unfortunately I did not enjoy this product. Up till now I have enjoyed all the black note products but this is the one I had high expectations of and was very disappointed. But in saying that I enjoy all the others very much
Worth the wait!
Upon finding Black Note and soon after my first taste of amy of their liquids, I immediately made them
my primary source of liquid. I was a bit put off, at first, at what I thought to be high prices, but my first taste served to more than justify the pricing! I tried all but the menthol, saving the Quartet for last. I was, once again, not dissappointed! Quartet is an amazing flavor, with great throat hit. As a former long time pipe smoker, who exclusively smoked English type tobaccos rich with Latakia, I doubted that the flavor could accurately be experienced via liquids and vapong - I am delighted to admit that I was very wrong! Vaping Quartet was much like enjoying a great English blend pipe tobacco in a favorite Dunhill pipe! The bold Latakia flavor came through magnificently, but totally smooth! I could close my eyes and easily imagine that I was emjoying my pipe again! While Quartet will not be my all-the-time liquid, it will probably be a once a day treat, from now on. I don't see how it could be better!
A Black Note Fermata
Yes, I previously reviewed Quartet the same day I vaped it and gave it high marks. Black Note juice is wonderful stuff and I've left good reviews for each in turn. My last order was going to be one Quartet and one Bravura, as I have yet to try the latter. To cut to the chase, I ordered two Quartets. There is no question that this is and will remain my all day vape. Is it worth the extra cost? Oh yeah! It's an amazing blend. I do vape other Black Notes, but it isn't long before I HAVE to turn to Quartet.
delicious big taste
My favorite after work, like a really nice smokey scotch.
a little stronger flavored then the norm from Black note ... rich taste and smooth, you will love it
Spicy, spicy, spicy! The spice fills the mouth; the sweetness lingers. A peppery top-note.
I'm so glad I can leave the combustion behind, yet still indulge in the aromatic ambrosia of real tobacco. So many layers to the taste.
I'm a thrifty sort, but I believe I'll be ordering this again. It's a rare treat.
Word of advice: have fresh coils at the ready- this is a dark one.