239. Bentley Tobacco Churchill

Store bought at Cigarrummet.

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

Information: Bentley Tobacco is a German brand that mainly focuses on pipe tobacco, but has a cigar line of 3 sizes, corona, robusto and churchill. The cigar is made with tobacco from Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua. They also make a rum called B-13, made with 13 year old Barbados rum.

Size: 6.9×54 (information given by the brand 7.3×52) Churchill

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth feel and tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel all over when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Pine wood, citrus and coriander.

1st third: Starts with a pine wood, leather and coriander spice note.

2nd third: Through the second part subtle hints of nuts appeared in the background, otherwise the flavours kept the same.

Burn: Burns steady and slowly with a fairly sharp burn line. The ash is firm and steady and won’t fall with a light tap.

Smoke: Medium light smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light medium though draw.

3rd third: The flavours keeps the same but a the body goes from medium to full towards the end. Meaning the flavours intensifies.

Duration: 15:15-16:45 1h 30 min

Conclusion: A medium to full bodied cigar with a medium strengths profile. I would like to match it together with a rum next time, to round of some of the flavours. Perhaps the B-13 Rum would do this justice.

Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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