Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

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    Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto. Yes, Connecticut Shade and we know we said we would stop reviewing Connecticut Shade wrappers. It just doesn’t fit our palates. But the guys as Cigaragua in Amsterdam really sold this cigar to us, claiming it is a must-try Connecticut Shade. We heard it before, but trusting their judgment we are going to give it a try.

    For this blend, Nick Perdomo grew Cuban seed filler and binder on his farms in Nicaragua. The filler and binder are all higher priming leaves And he uses Connecticut Shade from Ecuador as the wrapper. But he ages the wrapper 8 years and then an additional 8 months in bourbon barrels. This to ensure the creamy and rich flavor complements the high priming filler and binder. This Robusto is 5×56. 

    Name: Perdomo 20th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto
    Country: Nicaragua
    Factory: Tabacalera Perdomo
    Size: 5×56
    Vitola: Robusto
    Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut Shade, bourbon barrel-aged)
    Binder: Nicaragua (Cuban seed)
    Filler: Nicaragua (Cuban seed)
    Price: €13.33 
    Cutter: Xikar Xi2
    Lighter: single flame
    Smoke conditions: Indoors with ventilator
    Smoke time: two hours forty-five minutes

    The review

    The cigar looks good. As with any Perdomo band, the quality is outstanding. Detailing is good, embossing is fantastic, beautiful color schemes. The wrapper itself is not so pale for a Connecticut Shade wrapper. It is smooth. The cigar feels evenly filled. The aroma is strong, spice and wood.

    The cold draw is a bit loose, with that typical old book flavor that is Connecticut Shade. But with cinnamon this time. At first, there is creamy coffee with white chocolate and sweetness. The old book or library flavor from the cold draw is nowhere to be seen yet, which is a positive. That distinct flavor is always the letdown of Connecticut Shade cigars. This cigar doesn’t have that flavor at the start. The cream is thick, with sweetness and cedar. Slowly some spices show up too, but it’s mainly cream, cedar, and a hint of white chocolate. The aroma of the cigar has a little bit of a toasty smell.

    The cigar is pleasant to retrohale. Halfway there is a mild peanut flavor with sweetness, cream, mild white pepper, and a little bit of pepper. And there is a little bit of salt. The cigar gets more cedar and caramel, a little leather, spices, and pepper complement these main flavors. Near the end, there are nuts and pepper. And as a farewell also a nice coffee flavor.

    The draw is great. The light gray ash is firm. The cigar releases plenty of thick smoke. This is a mild to medium cigar in body. But more than that in flavor, medium for sure. The burn is decent. This is a smooth cigar, with balance. The smoke time is two hours and forty-five minutes.

    Strength: mild to medium
    Flavor: medium

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Cigar Region Nicaragua
Length 5
Ring Gauge 48
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made
Filler Cuban Seed Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade