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A satisfying matured Virginia blend, aged to mellow perfection.

BrandBuchanan's Tobacco Shop
Blended ByMcClelland Tobacco Company
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging2oz Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium
None Detected
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1639)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The matured Virginias offer fermented tangy ripe and dried dark fruit along with a stewed fruitiness that reminds me of prunes, figs, dates, and a touch of raisins. Has some sugar, earth, a touch of spice and wood, and a slight rough edge. The McClelland “vinegar” dissipates to some extent as you go along. Has a mild nic-hit. Won’t bite, and you’d have to work to get a harsh note. Moist out of the tin, it burns slow and mostly cool with a fairly consistent, not very complex flavor. Doesn’t leave much moisture in the bowl. Needs some relights. Has a pleasant, tangy sweet after taste and room note. Can be an all day smoke.

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rgdominguez1 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
rgdominguez1 (1)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Very Pleasant

Sweet, delicious smoke. Very smooth, burns well doesn't bite if you know how to smoke a pipe. Cup o' Joe's caries it for $45 a tin. If you like Virginia tobacco this should be a very pleasant smoke. I highly recommend it.

Pipe Used: Mimmo Provenzano

Age When Smoked: 17 years old

Purchased From: Buchanan's

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Dr. Scott Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Dr. Scott (82)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

Typical McClelland Virginia flavors, but bites badly when puffed too fast. Must be smoked very slowly. This tin was 12 years old, and I expected any harsh edges to have mellowed. The tobacco is probably fine, but the recipe must be a bit off. This is the worst McClelland blend I have ever sampled, but it might work for those who don't end up with a case of tongue bite from trying to pull more flavor out of this blend.

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