Cornell & Diehl Small Batch Carolina Red Flake with Perique 2021 follows the same formula as the previous version but with some twists. The Virginias come from the Old Belt region of the Carolinas, but they've selected the top leaves, called "tips", to provide the highest sugar content, but being red and orange, they deliver more of a bread and pastry type note instead of the typical hay and grass flavors. Adding true St. James Perique to the Virginias and pressing it into a flake means that there are both bright sweet notes along with the more dried fruit taste of Perique. With the high sugar content, this blend will be even better after a long-term nap in your cellar. Move fast. It will be gone quickly.