Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Pyramid
Size : 6.5 x 52
Wrapper : Ecuador
Binder : Unknown
Filler : Unknown
Price : $11-17 each
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This cigar was gifted to me by a generous BOTL around Christmas time. This doesn't seem to be a very widely available cigar, at least mostly being sold at Diamond Crown lounges. And with that exclusivity comes the expectedly exorbitant price tag. From what I can find, this cigar line retails in the $11 - $17 range.
This was a really nice looking cigar. It had a Colorado shade wrapper that looks to be of high quality and didn't have many large veins or blemishes. It also had a pleasant, slightly sweet prelight aroma. This pyramid was firm to the touch, especially at the tapered head.
A well made cigar, no draw or burn problems.
This cigar was started out creamy and smooth with some grassy and nutty flavors present, definitely mild. A slightly sweet finish developed as it progressed toward the middle. This cigar became a little stronger as it progressed toward the end with the nutty flavors intensifying and the sweetness on the finish fading away. The cigar maintained its smoothness throughout.
It's really tough to justify the asking price of these even though I did enjoy it. Not enough flavor to be a $10+ cigar.
Overall Rating :
This was an enjoyable cigar, and it was complex relative to most other mild smokes. I like the flavors present and think they went well together; however, I think they would have been better represented by a stronger blend. The flavors were there, but they weren't intense enough to make a real lasting impression. Regardless, if you are a big fan of milder cigars and don't mind the price tag, I recommend it for a try.