Gifted by Anders W. Bengtsson, owner of Port of Gothenburg Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Made in Dominican Republic.
Wrapper: HVA (Havana Vuelta Abajo).
Binder: Criollo 98.
Filler: Corojo, HVA , Piloto Cubano.
Grower: Leo Reyes – Navarrete.
Blender: Francisco Rivas – Tamboril.
Coordinator DR: Zakarias Al Tememe & Bert Van Kol. Tobacco from 2015.
Size: 5.7×43, Corona.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky-smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Oakwood and light notes of hay.
1st third: Starts with a milk chocolate and nutty note, hints of coffee beans in the background together with oakwood.
2nd third: No changes.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: Gets a little spicier, like cinnamon and a stronger note of espresso.
Duration: 21:40-22:40, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André