Gifted by Srecko Pavicevic, owner of Global Cigar.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade.
Factory: Tabacalera A. Fuente.
Size: 4.5×50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Nutty brown, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Cedarwood and hay.
1st third: Starts with a very aromatic cedarwood note and toasted bread.
2nd third: Keeps previous flavours with a hint of a hazelnut note.
Burn: Burns a little wonky but easily fixed, firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw
3rd third: The nutty notes steps forward with hints of earthiness, then there is still some wood notes in the back.
Duration: 14:05-15:05, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a mild strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André