Gifted by Riste Riatevski, owner of Jas Sum Kral.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade.
Binder: Nicaraguan Jalapa.
Filler: USA Pennsylvania & Nicaraguan Condega, Estelí.
Size: 5.5×40, Corona Extra (Generosos).
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth feeling with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay.
1st third: Starts with a note of hazelnut spread with cacao and a of hint of shortbread.
2nd third: The previous flavours merge together to a creamy buttery chocolate biscuit.
Burn: Sharp even burn with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Light smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a tight draw.
3rd third: No changes from part 2.
Duration: 11:25-12:25, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. I can understand if people think this is similar to Cubans, but I think this might be better.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André