319. San Cristóbal de la Habana El Príncipe

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: 4.3×42, Petit Corona (Minutos).

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

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light cedarwood note.

1st third: Starts with a toasted bread and medium roasted coffee.

2nd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours.

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

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

3rd third: No immediate changes, just that the flavours gets a bit stronger after the band point.

Duration: 20:20-21:20, 1h.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. It’s pretty compact so it takes it’s sweet time to burn slowly.

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

/Cigar Reviewer André

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