Origin : USA
Format : Salomon
Size : 7 x 58
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo / Criollo
Binder : Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic
Filler : Nicaragua
Strength : Medium
Price : ~$5 each
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Scent of Wrapper : Grassy.
Scent at Foot : Cedar.
Appearance : A few veins with a slight oily sheen
Wrapper : Very nice Corojo wrapper with an oily look and small veins throughout cigar.
Feel : Firm / Tight.
Tongue : Leathery.
Flavor on Draw : Earthy with hints of cedar.
Taste : Slight pepper, smooth vanilla.
Flavor Changes : The flavor was constant throughout the entire cigar except near the nub I picked up a little more vanilla.
Strength : I would say a Medium smoke.
Feeling : For the price of this line you can't go wrong. Depending on the size they run from as low as $2.45 box of 20 = $50.00 or the Salamon size I did the review on are 10 for $55.00. I was a little apprehensive when thinking of trying it but will not hesitate to recommend someone to try.
Scent of Smoke : I really could not notice anything.
Heat on Fingers and in Mouth : None
Draw : Starting out with this shape I thought it would be just fine and it was a great draw.
Finish : This smoke picked up slightly and started tasting more wood, nuts and earth. The leather was starting to fade.
Other Aspects of the Cigar Smoking Experience : The burn, draw, construction and taste of this smoke were all very good.
Make any notes beyond what you noted already : The only down point of the cigar is that there were only a few thousand made and when they run out they will be gone. This is my understanding. What a shame. I may have to get a box and let them rest.
I would rate this cigar as a "Very Good Cigar." 8/10