From my own collection.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Information: La Galera Connecticut cigars are Jose “Jochy” Blanco’s homage to the soul of the cigar factory: “la Galera” is the roller’s room, the heart of the action. And it’s Jochy’s factory, Tabacalera Palma, that’s been responsible for a slew of the much-heralded Dominican boutiques – Aging Room and Señorial, among them.
Tabacco from Dominican Rep and Ecuador.
Size: 7.25×50, Churchill.
Wrapper: Nutty, oily and smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel, when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Milk chocolate and light wood.
1st third: Nutty, cacao and cedarwood.
2nd third: Same smooth flavours.
Burn: Sharp burn, white stable and firm ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: No changes.
Duration: 14:30-15:50, 1h 20min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar, with a medium strength profile. For being a Churchill it smoked pretty fast.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André