Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill

Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill

Origin : NicaraguaPerdomo
Format : Churchill
Size : 7 x 50
Wrapper : Nicaragua (Natural)
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : ~$4.70 each

In 1992, an enterprising air traffic controller named Nick Perdomo Jr. started a cigar company out of his home garage in Miami, Florida. Today, Tabacalera Perdomo owns the second largest cigar manufacturing facility in Estelí, Nicaragua and produces nine diverse product lines. The Lot 23 line began in 2000 with the clearing of an untouched plot of land in Nicaragua. The tobacco grown there is fermented for one year and bale-aged for a minimum of three years.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★☆☆
The milk chocolate colored wrapper has a few veins and imperfections along with a rather lumpy and carelessly applied cap. A massive, well secured band adorned with a picture of the Nicaraguan estate compliments the rich color of the wrapper leaf.

Construction : Rating: ★★½☆☆
A few small soft spots run along the length of this Churchill. The burn line wavers noticeably at these areas but requires no manual correction. This cigar possesses a slightly airy draw that produces a marginally thin smoke. A gray, flaky ash is left behind as the cigar burns.

Flavor : Rating: ★★½☆☆
The Perdomo Lot 23 offers a slightly dry nutty flavor exhibiting a very light sweetness with an oily finish softly hinting at spice. A mild woody character is also present shortly after the draw. This cigar has a simple set of common flavors and a medium body.

Value : Rating: ★★★★☆
Despite the mediocre flavor and flaws in construction, this long cigar represents a good value as it provides slightly over two hours of enjoyment at a price point less than five dollars.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★☆☆
Though slightly rustic in appearance, the Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill presents a basic array of flavors at a bargain price. The few imperfections in construction presented a slight nuisance but the overall experience was positive and commensurate with the price. This medium bodied cigar is recommended to the budget conscious smoker looking for a handmade cigar that can be enjoyed on a routine basis.