Charatan Virginia Three Year Matured

The Virginia Three Year Matured is a medium blend consisting of red Virginia and Oriental leaf. The Virginias have been matured for three years and are the base for this blend with a lightly flavored fruity essence.
Notes: Charatan released Virginia Three Year Matured to fill the gap left by Dunhill discontinuing Three Year Matured.


Brand Charatan
Blended By  
Manufactured By Kohlhase, Kopp & Co.
Blend Type Virginia Based
Contents Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Flavoring Fruit / Citrus
Cut Ribbon
Packaging 50 grams tin
Country United Kingdom
Production Currently available


Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Medium to Full
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

3.50 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Apr 23, 2020 Medium to Strong Medium Mild to Medium Pleasant
I'll preface this review by noting that this is the only one of the Charatans Dunhill tributes that I did not smoke the original of. I'm rather wishing I had now: this is a tobacco that on first impressions when opening the tin, I didn't expect to enjoy quite as much as I have, but it turns out its rather good! It has a distinct, berry topping, but the underlying Virginia tobacco is of good quality and offers enough flavour that the overall taste is derived from a combination both the tobacco and its topping. Its been a real change of pace for me and I've quite enjoyed it!

Tin aroma: blueberry muffin! Berry aroma, sweet, bready and very slightly yeasty. The moisture content is at the upper end of OK, I didn't bother trying to dry it out but the last of the tin was a bit drier and smoked a bit better.

The flavour straight from the match is sweet and bready. As it progresses the taste of yeasty freshly baked goods increases. The berry topping only really joins the flavour around halfway through the bowl, starting out fresh, then becoming more of a cooked flavour like a blueberry muffin. It becomes quite strong towards the end of the bowl, and there is a noticeable dose of nicotine.

In its moist condition from the freshly opened tin it seemed to need some help to stay lit, with more relights than usual. The dottle got very wet in a Falcon, but wasn't too bad in an old meer. It has a very slight tendency to bite.

Overall I think it's similar to Peterson University Flake in its berry topping, but I think this is a much better smoke: more flavour, and more contribution from the tobacco itself. University Flake was like smoking steam to me, this is much more satisfactory.
Pipe Used: Falcons, antique Meerschaum Cutty
PurchasedFrom: Mysmokingshop
Age When Smoked: New
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