|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2040)||Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The red Virginia is mildly tangy, dark fruit sweet with some earth and a hint of spice. Playing a very important support role is the dry, smoky, woody, slightly buttery sweet and mostly sour floral Orientals, which often competes with the red Va. The raisin, fig, and spice from the perique mostly plays back up. The sweetness of the red Virginia is toned down by the Oriental. The nic-hit is closer to medium than it is to mild. The strength and taste are medium, particularly due to the Oriental. It won’t bite or get harsh, though it will get slightly warm on the tongue if you puff beyond a moderate rate. Burns reasonably well and clean with a mostly consistent, mildly complex flavor. Requires few relights, and leaves virtually no moisture in the bowl. The woody, lightly sweet after taste and room note linger a bit. It’s not an all day smoke even though it is a medium bodied blend.
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