Gifted by Brian Motola, Director of US & International Sales.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo.
Made in Nicaragua.
Size: 5.6×40, Corona.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light wood notes.
1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee note, a light Christmas spice and oak wood finish.
2nd third: Smoothens out but still retaining the previous flavours.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm but a little flaky ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: Gets hints of buttered popcorn, otherwise keeps the previous flavours steady and smooth.
Duration: 19:20-20:50, 1h 30min.
Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile. Good until the very end, almost didn’t want to let it go.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André