Balkan Blend puts the Latakia and Orientals forward on a base of Virginia and Burley. The smoky flavor of the Latakia is complimented by the spice of the Orientals while the Virginias and Burleys add some sweetness. The flavor rates toward the medium end while the room note is smoky.
This was a smooth smoke. The flavors didn't fight with one another, and the smoky Latakia definitely was the forward note. Plus, it remained consistent all the way through the bowl. I would put this more to the medium + end of things, but I don't think it makes it to full. All things considered, I'd recommend this blend if you're looking for an second level English blend but not something like Nightcap.