|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|StevieB (1552)||Mild||Extremely Mild||Mild to Medium||Very Pleasant|
J. F. Germain & Son - Virginia Goldleaf.
It isn't much of a surprise where the colour of the blend's concerned: just a bit lighter than medium brown. But what does come as more of a surprise is the cut. I'd expected a blend composed of fine ribbons, which the majority is, but there's a few bulkier broken flakes in there too. The hydration makes it ready to pipe straight from the pouch, so on we go:
There's no question from me regarding the high quality of the flavour: sharp, citrusy, and lively. The burn from G.V. is very even and steady for the whole trip, it doesn't really need much attention, at all. I couldn't detect any orange at first, and didn't really believe the description, but towards the end of my first bowl what began as a nebulous citrus taste transpired into quite a clear orange one. To be negative, it can bite a touch if I over-draw my pipe, so I puff gently.
The room-note's nice as it's pretty light, and the nicotine's mild.
This is a cracking straight Virginia:
Pipe Used: Butz Choquin Super Junior Calabash
Age When Smoked: New
Purchased From: My Smoking Shop
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