I used to love smoking different latakia blends, but slowly turned toward more Perique-oriented tobaccos and now prefer them. But, I've recently been going into my cellar and smoking some of the older stuff just to get it used up.
I'm sure some readers will sniff in indignation when I say that I was not impressed by Maltese Falcon. I bought a tin because I had read so many people singing praises about it, but to me it just seemed like too much latakia and nothing to balance it. So...sorry, but I can't recommend it.
On the other hand, I has just popped open a tin of Samuel Gawith's Balkan Flake. Oh, man, this stuff is fantastic. Highly recommended.