250. CAO Amazon Basin Limited Edition 2016

From my own collection.

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

Information: Amazon Basin uses a rare tobacco called Braganca that is organically grown on unspoiled tropical land and harvested only once every three years. The Braganca leaf is thoughtfully surrounded by tobaccos from five different countries, giving you a smoking experience unlike any other.
Tobacco from Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Rep, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

Size: 6×52, Toro.

Wrapper: Dark coffee, oily and silky smooth and tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Dark chocolate, black pepper and dark wood.

1st third: Dark rich chocolate, caramel and sugar roasted almonds that’s been salted. The background notes are of nougat and dark wood.

2nd third: Keeps it’s chocolate note, but now there is a brioche bread sweetness, some dried fruits and some earthiness.

Burn: Firm and stable white sharp ash.

Smoke: Chalk white voluminous smoke, with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: Turns back to the flavour profile as in the first part but with a touch of black pepper.

Duration: 15:30-17:00, 1h 30 min.

Conclusion: A medium to full bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile. This is one of my all time favourites, in a way it’s sad they are only produced do rarely.

Result: In my book this is an 95 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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