Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Perfecto
Size : 4 ¾ x 56
Wrapper : Connecticut Shade
Filler : Nicaragua?
Binder : Nicaragua?
Price : ~$6-7 each
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This cigar is also one of my Go-To cigars. This is a great inexpensive and consistent example of a good Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar. The Perdomo Reserve Champagne line is supposedly a seasonal release, but you can find them in just about every cigar store that carries the Perdomo Reserve line.
The “F” size, which stands for figurado, is not my favorite size (the Robusto is) in the line but certainly does well in a pinch.
This is a funny looking figurado, as it's more of a hybrid between a perfecto and a pyramid, where the pyramid has tapered shape from the head to the foot. It looks like a perfecto with the pointed foot cut off.
This cigar differs from the robusto as it does not have a peppery flavor in the first ¼”. This cigar starts out a lot milder and smoother.
This stick had very typical Connecticut Shade wrapped cigar flavors, such as wood and creamy light coffee. But there was a subtle undercurrent of spice that keeps the taste buds perked. I really enjoyed this cigar, try one if you get the chance.