Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Wrapper: HVA (Havana Vuelta Abajo).
Binder: Criollo 98.
Filler: Corojo, HVA, Pilotico Cubano.
Grower: Leo Reyes – Navarrete.
Blender: Francisco Rivas – Tamboril.
Coordinator DR: Zakarias Al Tememe & Bert Van Kol.
Tobacco from 2011.
Size: 5×52, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky-smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and white pepper.
1st third: Starts with a 80% dark chocolate bitterness, rich black earth and dark roasted coffee.
2nd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours.
Burn: Burns a little wonky with a fairly firm and stable gray ash that very easily tapes off.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: No changes in flavours, it keeps it’s dark notes consistent all way through.
Duration: 22:00-23:00, 1h.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a full strength profile. Not a cigar for a beginner.
Result: In my book this is an 87 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André