This Poeschl snuff is a tricky one and I'm not sure how a review can do it justice. First of all: yes, it clogs up my nose because of the menthol. No, I don't snuff it all the time, actually not very often. Why then do I sit here and say that this is my all time favourite snuff out of about 60 different ones I have tried over the years?
The snuff comes in a 10g tap box like most Poeschls do. I like that. It's reasonably moist, not too coarse or too fine, just right. I like that too. But then there is this flavour. The Poeschl website only tells us "the aroma of special herbs" but that is quite the understatement. So how do I describe this awesome aroma? The main thing is...it is light and fresh. I remember as a child I smelled my mother's spice cupboard, filled with heavy scents of cinnamon, thyme, dill. This snuff is nothing like that. It is much more like the herbs and grasses that you might have been smelling, chewing or picking from the side of the road or meadows back in the day when it was not all littered. The tobacco base has been given room to develop as well, so if you put herbs (the medicinal kind, not the one for cooking and baking), light, moist tobacco, medium brown, together into one snuff, you might just get the perfect combination. For some people it might be a bit too low in nicotine but that isn't an issue for me.
There are two other players that Poeschl is selling in the same category. Those are the Radfords Premium and the Alpina. But while the Alpina is just a little too sweet for me and the Premium is heavier on the tobacco side and not on the flavour, the Andechs is getting the balance exactly right. This is a slightly frustrating review for me because that scent is so hard to describe. But since it is my favourite, I want to recommend it as strongly as I can.