The Virginia is a minor player. It’s a little grassy while the gold and black cavendishes offer a little honey and vanilla. The toppings include maple, rum, and molasses, all of which are rather mild, though vanilla seems to stand out the most. They do tone down the tobaccos some. Has virtually no nicotine. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns cool and smooth at a moderate pace with a consistent flavor. Leaves little moisture in the bowl, and needs few relights. Has a weak after taste. Is an all day smoke. The original is a shade less milder, and a little deeper in taste, though I notice an alcohol base that I hardly get in the Match, and it’s never very strong anyway. The tobacco taste is more sublimated in the original than in the Match, but there’s not much of it in the Match either. There’s a little difference in the sweet flavors between the two, and there’s one flavor note in the original that is undefinable to my taste buds. It’s not a perfect Match, but it is a pleasant smoke. The low rating is because it's a Match of a one star blend by my reckoning.
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