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Straight Red Virginia from the Old Belt. A flake version of Red Ribbon. A single crop allotment that is simply the best. 2008 Crop from North Carolina.

Notes: Fourth version of the Red Flake imprint. Previous versions used crops of 1983, 1996, and the 2000 vintages.

Blended ByMcClelland
Manufactured ByMcClelland
Blend TypeStraight Virginia
Packaging50g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild, Medium
None Detected
Mild to Medium, Medium
Room Note
Very Pleasant, Pleasant
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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (1338)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant

The red Virginia is richly tangy sweet, dark and ripe fruity with a touch of earth. Not much complexity, but that's the way red Va.s are. Burns well and even with a consistent smooth, creamy flavor, with just a little moisture at the finish. I did notice a little vinegar at the start, but it disappeared after just a few puffs. I really couldn't tell much difference between this and the vintage 2000 version. Nor could I really tell much difference between this and the 2008 ribbon version, except for this has a tiny bit more depth of flavor.

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Pipestud Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Pipestud (1418)
Mild None Detected Mild to Medium Very Pleasant

Not as much depth as the original or 2000 version, but that may just be the fact that it has not been given the time to age a lot. However, much sweeter than the 83 crop and lighter in nicotine than the 2000 crop. Another truly enjoyable Red Virginia smoke for those who appreciate top shelf single crop Virginia.


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