Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Choicest Philippine Tobacco / Sumatra Wrapper.
On the cellophane “Botelho Bulk Transport Corporation, Manila, Philippines”.
Size: 5.2×42, Corona.
Wrapper: Slight gone of chocolate (when it starts to whiten), smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Driftwood.
1st third: Starts of with a espresso, driftwood and light smoked meat flavour, very interesting.
2nd third: Gets hints of metallic, but nothing to overwhelming to disturb the other previous flavours.
Burn: Burns hasty and sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours but looses it’s metallic notes.
Duration: 17:40-18:15, 35min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André