|Reviewed By||Date||Rating||Strength||Flavoring||Taste||Room Note|
|JimInks (2634)||Mild to Medium||None Detected||Medium||Pleasant to Tolerable|
The ripe red Virginias provide a burst of tangy, lightly tart dark fruit, some tart and tangy citrus, grass, earth, wood, bread, vegetation, sugar, light floralness, spice, a touch of acidity, and a bare hint of vinegar. They are the lead components. The very smoky, woody, earthy, musty, incense-like, mildly sweet Cyprian Latakia is a strong supporting player. The unique processing of the Latakia results in a light spicy, herbal, floral Oriental-like presence that well compliments the previously noted aspects of that varietal. The strength and nic-hit are a step short of the medium mark. The taste level is medium. There’s no chance of bite or harshness, and has few rough edges. Burns cool and clean at a moderate pace with a mostly consistent tangy sweet and tartly savory, floral, campfire flavor that translates to lightly lingering, pleasant after taste. The room note is a slot stronger. Leaves little dampness in the bowl, and requires an average number of relights. Despite its rich punchiness, it can be an all day smoke.
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