Gifted by Jean-Michel Louis, Brand Ambassador and In-house Belgian at De Los Reyes Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Shade Claro Connecticut.
Binder: Dominican Blend.
Filler: Dominican Criollo, Olor & Piloto Cubano.
Size: 5×50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Nutty, silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light hay note.
1st third: Starts with a sweet biscuit note, light peppery note in the back of the mouth and a light marzipan aftertaste.
2nd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours with emphasis on the marzipan stepping forward.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Gets a little bit more bready towards the end, otherwise there’s still notes of pepper on the lips and marzipan sweetness.
Duration: 18:35-19:25, 50 min.
Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André