266. Caldwell The Last Tsar Churchill

From my own collection.

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

Information: Caldwell Cigar Company’s Last Tsar line was launch in May 2015 and was positioned as the company’s first limited edition line. The Last Tsar is a cigar that pays homage to Emperor (Tsar) Nicholas II, who was the final monarch of Russia. In 1917, he was forced to abdicate his throne during the Russian Revolution. One year later, Nicholas II and his family were executed by the Bolsheviks.
Wrapper: Araparica Connecticut Shade Hybrid Maduro
Binder / Filler Not Disclosed, but includes Carbonell Tobacco.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Tabacalera William Ventura)

Size: 7×47, Churchill.

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with slightly protruding veins.

Construction: Firm even feel all over when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Oak wood and dark chocolate.

1st third: Starts with a dark chocolate like 80% cacao, dark roasted coffee, oak wood and earthy sweetness.

2nd third: Keeps the same.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp, with a white firm and stable ash. Burns super slow.

Smoke: Voluminous white smoke, cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: Keeps it’s full power taste and nicotine strength.

Duration: 19:25- 21:00, 1h 35min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a full strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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