For all you purists out there who enjoy an excellently aged VA or just a damn good VA flake what do you consider to be a proper and true to the style VA. Now I realize different blends use a wide spectrum of diff VAs from light all the way to dark. I know some that ive had seemed to go from being very tart all the way to sweet and sugary with an almost Diet Soda pallete appeal. Noticed others that can be very grassy or hay-ish to just organic and earthy ( if that makes since ) On you guys scale of judging when you are smoking a VA for the first time what criteria must it meat to statisfy your tastebuds. I know the only real criteria a blend must meet is does it taste good to you and do you enjoy it, thats usually my rule but for the purists of his form of pipe tobacco what are the specific criteria you judge a blend on. I know with my oriental blends Im looking for first the initial impression to showcase the semi-sweet to nutty orientals while the Latakia and Virginias just play in the background for a smooth mellow sorta sweet smoke without being too much like an aromatic. With just Latakia based blends I look for the Latakia to stand out but also to compliment the other tobaccos in the blend. I hate an english where all that comes through is Latakia and nothing else, I know others prefer strong latakia blends. So anyways what makes a Great True VA blend for those of you who only enjoy an exceptional Virginia Blend? Cheers and Happy Late New Years everyone 2010 sucked for me but 2011 is looking to be a little better.