Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6.0″ x 52
Wrapper : Brazilian Maduro
Filler : Olor Dominicano & Nicaraguan
Binder : Dominican
Price : $6 each
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Panacea cigars are a product from the Flatbed Cigar Company. I gave a rundown of the outfit in my review of the Panacea Black Natural that I posted recently. Give it a read if you need or want to know more about them, or just visit their website. The Black label line was their first, initial release with an Ecuadorian grown Connecticut Shade wrapper. The line was quickly expanded to include a maduro-wrapped version of the blend. That is what I am smoking today.
This Panacea Black actually is a torpedo as opposed to the Natural I smoke in which I thought it was a torpedo, but in actuality it was their version of a perfecto. The Maduro is wrapped in a dark brown, mottled maduro leaf with some fine veins running across its surface. The Maduro wrapper doesn’t do much to bolden this blend but it does have a bit more body than the natural. What you end up with is a very nice, creamy, mild smoke. Notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and earth are complimented by a subtle sweetness typical of a maduro smoke. Again, like the natural it is a fairly simple and straight forward smoke with well defined and well balanced flavors. It is consistent from start to finish. There is a little spice that shows up in the last third giving the smoke a bit more oomph and that made for a very nice conclusion to what was a very good smoke. Construction was excellent with a great draw and an even burn.
I think the Panacea Black is another fine cigar from the Flatbed Cigar Company. I enjoyed it more than most maduros I’ve smoked, but of the two versions of the Black, I think I prefer the natural. That said, I would certainly enjoy smoking another maduro anytime.