Origin : Cuba
Format : Churchill/Julieta
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 15.07 g
Price : ~/$15.00 piece
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As a more experienced smoker, perhaps my palate is too far along for me to really get the most out of this cigar. Quai d'Orsay Imperiales wasn't offensive, just not for me.
The look of this smoke is comparable to some of the best. The wrapper exudes a nice shiney oily appearance. Very handsome.
Well constructed. Very even feel to it, no lumps or loose spots. It had a good even burn also, no problem with this aspect.
This is the part I didn't like. The first third was smooth, I'll admit, but it was so smooth that I almost didn't get any flavor from it at all. A little creaminess in the second third, but yet again, almost undetectable. The final third was okay, but it was like the sensation that I usually get at the first light. This was just too neutral of a cigar for my taste.
I have to say that the advanced smoker would be wise to invest in another option.
Overall Rating :
Really, it wasn't a bad tasting smoke at all, it just seemed to have very little flavor. I am of the thought that perhaps if you were a first time smoker with an overly sensitive mouth, this might be the ideal place to start. For me though, I'll have to pass on this one.