Gifted by Srecko Pavicevic, owner of Global Cigar.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo.
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano Seco from Jalapa region.
Filler: Paraguay & two types of Nicaraguan Ligero.
Size: 5×50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with small veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Chestnut, light spicy note on the lips.
1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee, earthy sweetness, light spice in the background.
2nd third: It keeps it’s previous flavours steady with hints of that chestnut I felt in the cold draw nicely building in the second part.
Burn: Burns a little wonky, but easily fixed. A little falky, but firm and stable ash with a whiteish colour.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: The spicy notes of black pepper steps forward and takes a bigger role in the final third. There are still hints of earthiness and coffee but more towards the darker tones.
Duration: 16:30-17:45, 1h 15min.
Conclusion: A medium to full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André