Origin : Cuba
Format : Laguito No. 2
Size : 152 x 15.08 mm
Ring : 38
Weight : 8.15 g
Price : ~$15 each
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This is a gorgeous Laguito No. 2 that I was very excited to try. My luck hasn't been so great with the Cohiba Siglo line, in that they have been too grassy for my taste. So I was hoping that this one would suit me better. The exact box code of this cigar is unknown, but is almost certainly from 2007/2008 production.
This was an attractive cigar that looked well made. It had a nicely made pigtail cap, and an inviting slightly sweet prelight smell. The wrapper was veiny, but it didn't make the cigar look rustic.
The draw was slightly tight, but I was able to get billows of smoke out of it. The burn was perfectly straight for the duration.
This Cohiba started out mild with a little unrefined youthfulness. The smoke was creamy with hints of white pepper and vanilla. It smoothed out in the second half becoming creamier and developing some subtle sweetness on the finish.
Being a Cohiba, this cigar commands a premium and is too expensive for an everyday smoke (at least for me). Though I would love to have a box around for an occasional treat, despite the cost. So I would say it's worth it if you can afford it.
Overall Rating :
This cigar had a flavor profile that reminded me a Trinidad Reyes, which I think is a great thing and it didn't have much of that Cohiba grassiness. I have read that these age very well and I plan on getting a box to age long term. Recommended.