318. San Cristóbal de la Habana La Fuerza

From my own collection.

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

San Cristóbal is a current post-Revolution brand, launched in late 1999.
The range comprises light to medium-strength cigars, using tobacco from the premium Vuelta Abajo region in Cuba.
Dress Box of 25 cigars.

Size: 5.6×50, Robusto Extra (Gorditos).

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky-smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Sandalwood and a nutty note.

1st third: Starts with a cork wood note, light nutty undernotes and a wheat biscuit base.

2nd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours.

Burn: Burns sharp, with a firm and stable whiteish ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke, with a cool feeling on the tongue and a medium light draw.

3rd third: Gets a little stronger but not to heavy.

Duration: 18:35-20:10, 1h 35 min.

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

Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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