Gifted by Giovanni Monaca, from Sigaro Toscano.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens cigar lounge.
Wrapper: North American Kentucky.
Filler: Italian and North American Kentucky.
Made in Lucca, Italy.
Tobacco is aged for a year.
Size: 6×33 (38), Panatela.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and rough with protruding veins.
Construction: Firm and solid even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Leather.
1st third: Starts of with a salty and leathery note followed by dark roasted coffee beans and shared wood.
2nd third: Keeps the same.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a medium tight draw.
3rd third: No changes.
Duration: 17:45-19:00, 1h 15min.
Conclusion: Full bodied cigar with a full strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André