Special Reserve clefts are selected based on the only criteria – performance. In case of a Private Bin cleft having too many cosmetic imperfections, it will be transferred to Special Reserve.
Similarly, if a cosmetical Grade 2 cleft performs too well, it will be upgraded to Special Reserve category.
You might even find cosmetically stunning Grade 1 clefts which didn’t perform to the level of a Private bin will be transferred into this category but could not be sold as Grade 2.
Defects and heartwood are common in this grade with a grain structure anywhere from 5-6 grains.
If you have any a particular specifications for grain structure, then do not hesitate to mention this when you are ordering or email if you need any clarification.