I don't know about a better palate but I recently bought some C&D Opening Night while looking for a really good straight VA...I really like this stuff.
Except for one tin of regular Frog Morton (I gave in to hype several years ago) I have never smoked any McClelland tobaccos. Weird, huh? The one thing I remember everyone always saying on the forum was that they all smelled like ketchup and vinegar. You can't miss what you never had!