|Bulk: Smells natural, like sweet grain; not really a red hue, but varying hues of light brown; quite dry but not crispy. A standard, slightly stiff, medium to long ribbon cut.
Packing & Burning: A slight bit of care is needed when packing, due to the slightly stiff ribbon. An easy one-match affair. Smokes more friendlier and cooler if it is smoked slow enough to require relights. RVA smokes fast and the bowl stays cool.
Smoking: Refreshing, smooth; cool, almost menthol cool, not in taste but in feel; biteless, biteless, if smoked at a leisurely pace.
Not much taste, but something like sweetly smooth. The taste actually reminds me somewhat of burley. Towards the bottom, there is a mild grainy taste.
Nicotine: Rather quite strong even for a small bowl. Extra strong maybe, heavy buzz in 1/2 of a bowl.
Room Note: Natural grainy, clingy VA; pleasant for a piper, tolerable for an innocent bystander.
Overall: The Cavendish processing has banned the bite--not even any salsa sting, smooth--but diminishes the taste. An indoor smoke but way too strong for all day. 3.6 stars for what it is, a blending agent, 3.8 stars for what it does.