394. 1502 Nicaragua Selection Robusto

Gifted by Enrique Sanchez, owner of 1502 Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan.
Binder: Nicaraguan.
Filler: Nicaraguan.
Tobaccos from Condega, Estelí, Jalapa and Ometepe.

Size: 5×50, Robusto (Soft Boxpressed).

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Medium firm but even with a little squizzy feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cedarwood note.

1st third: Starts with a hazelnut note, light wood note and shortbread buttery sweetness.

2nd third: Keeps its previous flavours but with a toasted bready note.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm but flaky whiteish ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and light draw.

3rd third: Gets a predominant note of medium roasted coffee and the previous flavours hide more in the background.

Duration: 16:50-18:20, 1h 30min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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