Gifted by Habanos Nordic.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Quai d’Orsay is a Current post-revolution brand, established in 1973, and commercially available from 1974.
The range comprises light strength cigars using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region in Cuba.
Size: 5.3×54, Robusto (Edmundo Grueso).
Wrapper: Light nutty shade, oily and silky-smooth, with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light note of cedarwood.
1st third: Starts with a light note of pine nut, sandalwood and light toasted bread.
2nd third: Keep it’s previous flavours.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp, with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Flavourwise it’s the same but with empthy on the toasted bread.
Duration: 19:45-20:50, 1h 5min.
Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile. Perfect morning or early afternoon smoke, should pair well with a blanc de blancs champagne or a cup of hot chocolate.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André