"Bernard Civette Extrafein is a dark brown, moderately fine-textured snuff, medium moisture, with a complex bouquet that blends sweet, smoky and savory flavors in more or less equal parts. In that respect, it bears resemblance to a schmalzler, but BCE is a bit more refined. If schmalzlers make you think of Bavarian hunting lodges, BCE is more like a posh Munich lounge. Each is wonderful in its own right, it's just a question of what you're in the mood for.
The finer texture of BCE means one doesn't feel the need to blow it out quickly, as often happens with schmalzlers, so one may enjoy a pinch longer. Yet it still bears that unique blend of sweet and smoky flavors that old-school German snuffs are known for. Another reviewer's comparison to Black Forest ham is indeed apt. A thoroughly enjoyable product, and well worth your interest."
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Review by Anonymous
Had I ever been asked to describe the scent of my ideal snuff, if I could just create it myself, I wouldn't have been able to do that, but Civette immediately made me realise it was the most amazing surprise. This has to be in my top list of favourites! Unfortunately it's in the higher price category but I ordered at least a few more not long after receiving my first one to try it out. A very outstanding snuff which I couldn't mistake for any other.
Bernard Civette Extrafein is a high quality tobacco with no menthol and with minimal flavoring additives. I think (but don’t quote me) the “extrafein” refers to the product as finely ground.
One of my preferite snuff!