105. Casdagli Basilica C No.1

Bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.
(Aged in my humidor for 3 years, so this cigar have the old style bands.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Light dry hay note with a touch of citrus.

1st third: Starts of with a light cedar note, a touch of medium roasted coffee and a finisher of milk chocolate of the creamy variety.
There is also a smooth creamy nougat taste.

2nd third: Keeps the same creamy notes but with a citrus under tone which is quite subtle but perfect contribution to give an interesting twist.

The burn: Burns sharp, amazing white stable and firm ash.

Smoke: Smooth creamy voluminous smoke, white and cool.

3rd third: The coffee notes emerge and are more promoted now than in the beginning. Still very enjoyable and smooth. Keeps the wonderful flavors from previous parts, all the way till the very end.

Conclusion: Such a wonderful cigar, very rare to come across a cigar this well balanced between parts. Medium in bodied and power wise.

Result: In my book this is a 96 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

3 thoughts on “105. Casdagli Basilica C No.1

    • This was with cello on if I remember correctly, I’m not 100% on that. Because for me it’s not a big deal, some have it on some don’t. What do you prefer?

      • I tend to prefer with cello off since i feel the cigar reaches my desired humidity level faster but that is very subjective personal opinion. But also feel the cigar loses some of its essence. i have also noticed, with temp and humidity being the same, cigars with cello tend to get rigid with time, meanwhile without cello the cigar remains more springy and spongy when lightly squeezed with both fingers
        i am now beginning to store my long term aging cigars inside tupperwares in a climate controlled space so will see how that will go

        Have a great day Andre, i really enjoy your cigar reviews. I am too a big fan of Casdagli cigars they are really something else

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