Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 1/4 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : $20+ each
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God of Fire cigars are made by the Fuente family and were first released in 2004. These are pretty hard to come by and I had never really looked for them because of their price tag. However, I recently got the opportunity to try one and I was curious to see if these "super-premium" cigars are worth the dough. The one I have for review is the 2006 Don Carlos blend, which I believe is an original release, as they are no longer available in individual coffins.
Striking presentation, I wonder how much of the purchase price of these cigars goes toward the fancy label and coffin... The cigar itself had a very dark, almost maduro, marbled wrapper. It had a double cap and was stiff to the touch. Not much of a prelight smell to this cigar.
This cigar was about as well made as it gets. The draw and burn were absolutely perfect.
This cigar started smooth with a slight dried fruit taste. It tasted well aged, though not really complex. The 1st half was pleasant, but boring. No change in taste occured until the last 1/3 of the cigar, when some pepperyness became evident. This is when the cigar really became interesting, as the pepper matched well with the dried fruit. However, this was short lived with only a little of the cigar left. It got slightly bitter at the end, but remained smooth throughout. Medium bodied.
This is a pretty good non-Cuban cigar, but not worth its price of $22. There just wasn't enough happening with this cigar. It leaves you waiting then explodes at the end. I would be curoius to see if a larger size would represent this blend better, as there would be a potential for a larger sweet spot.
Overall Rating :
This score is probably a little generous, but I liked the flavors it offered and it was very well made. The Don Carlos God of Fire may not have been a roller coaster of complexity, but was enjoyable nonetheless. I would probably buy more if found at a discount, otherwise I would most likely pass.