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Flavor  rated 3/5   Recommend It?  rated 4/5   Tin Aroma  rated 4/5  
Brand: Cornell & Diehl
Blender: Craig Tarler
Tin Description: Naturally sweet Golden Virginia leaf with a drop of honey sliced into flakes.
Country of Origin: USA
Curing Group: Flue Cured
Contents: Virginia
Flavoring: Honey
Cut: Flake
Packaging: 2oz tin
Blend Notes: Part of the Simply Elegant Series

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# 19/8/2012 User rated 4/5
Review by ravkesef

A mild, pleasant Virginia

Everything a Virginia ought to be, and I write as one who does not particularly care for straight (or nearly straight,) Virginias, or flake tobaccos for that matter.  Opening the can I was greeted with a fragrant primarily Virginia aroma, with a bit of sweetness that I will attribute to the honey.  It rubbed out fairly easily, although I was left with a few larger pieces.  It packed well, and smoked easily without a hint of bite, down to a clean dry ash all the way to the bottom.
This is a mild tobacco, and those who are looking for more of a nicotine hit will find this too bland.  Like most Virginias, it tended to smoke a bit hot, but slow puffing kept it going at a nice pace, with only two relights. 
When I finished the bowl, I stepped out on the deck for a few minutes before returning to my cave, and was greeted with a clean, pleasnt tobacco aroma, with nothing particular to distinguish it.  My wife also found the aroma pleasant, but not particularly distinguishable. 
Some personal notes: those who like mild, Virginia tobaccos will, I believe, find this an agreeable smoke.  I thought it tasted too much like cigarettes, my principal complaint about straight Virginias.  I detected no taste of honey, but did detect a slight sweetness throughout.
There was nothing about this tobacco to change my mind about Virginias, and I may smoke a bowl or two in a few weeks, but this won't be a tobacco I will be returning to very often.

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Tin Aroma -  rated 4/5
Flavor -  rated 3/5
Recommend It? -  rated 4/5
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