Origin : Cuba
Format : Lonsdale
Size : 165 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 10.8 g
Price : ~$13 each
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This cigar was a gift from a friend who loves these particular sticks very much.
This box pressed showed lovely accordioned bunching at the foot and a nicely executed triple cap. It had a couple small veins, but smelled sweet and rich. The wrapper looked a little dry but was in fine condition.
It revealed its outstanding construction in that, although it was so firm I feared the draw might be too tight but it was perfect. It burned beautifully, requiring no touch-up at all, and had a nice, thin burn line.
After toasting and lighting I was treated to voluminous, rich smoke, sweet and toasty.
At 1” hints of cocoa were present with a very slight pepper emerging as well as a slight sweet hay note. I was surprised at how smooth it was for the amount of flavor.
At half way, (35 min.), the taste remained rich and smooth. The cocoa was gone but there were hints of sweet grass and the creaminess was developing more.
Three quarters done, (50 min.), the flavor was strengthening but it was still rich and creamy with toasty rich tobacco flavor. The sweet grass was leaving with a woody character emerging.
At 1” remaining, (70 min.), I was feeling pepper inside my lips but not tasting it on my tongue. The smoke was still smooth and creamy.
At just under $9.00 this is not an everyday smoke for me by any means. However, as a special occasion smoke it really did give me 70 minutes of genuine smoking pleasure.
Overall Rating :
I did like this cigar very much. At some point I will consider a box of my own.
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