Gifted by Jeremy Casdagli, owner of Bespoke Cigars.
Location: This review was made outdoors, during sunset on my holiday in the Algarve, Portugal. 30°C.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm but still a little giving when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light hay notes, creamy caramel sweetness and a hint of cedarwood.
1st third: Starts with a light café au lait base, surrounded with a caramel swirl on top of the creamy foam that marries the two flavours together.
2nd third: Keeps the café au lait base but now with a hint of cinnamon. Like there is a stick of cinnamon in the coffee.
The caramel swirl from before has gone from sweet to a slightly salted caramel fudge, that is resting on the tounge. It also has been pressed to the roof of the mouth for that rich sweetness.
The burn: Burns steady and sharp with a white-ish ash and fairly firm ash. I got a split in the ash in the beginning but the rest was perfect.
Smoke: Voluminous white creamy smoke with a cool feeling on the tounge.
3rd third: When I enter the final part, the café au lait turns in to a home-made hot chocolate with the foamed milk on top. There are still hints of the salted caramel fudge in the back with a light cinnamon taste.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a smooth and creamy flavour profile all the way through. In my opinion probably the best cigar I’ve ever smoked. I truly hope this goes in to production.
I just have to point out this is my unbiased opinion, I’ve not been paid or anything I was just gifted it as a friendly gesture. I always write my honest opinion.
Result: In my book this is an 99 point cigar.