281. Kauai Makaleha Waikiki

Gifted by Les Drent, owner of Kauai Cigars.

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

Information: This custom crafted cigar blend is named after the birth place of our tobacco farm that lies at the foot of Makaleha mountain in Hawaii. Containing tobacco from Kauai, this leaf is fermented for no less than 12 months, and aged to perfection. The Makaleha cigar contains a complex blend of cuban seed tobacco that will tantalize the senses. Got this during an event at our shop summer 2017.

Size: 5 1/2x 54, Robusto.

Wrapper: Light milk chocolate, oily and silky-smooth and tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Very interesting sweet note I can’t really pinpoint what it reminds me off.

1st third: Starts of with a sweet smooth note, it’s like butterscotch caramel and shortbread.

2nd third: Keeps it’s wonderful flavours.

Burn: Sharp burn, white stable and firm ash.

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

3rd third: No changes but non needed.

Duration: 21:30-22:55, 1h 25min.

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

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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