Gifted by Jeremy Casdagli, owner of Casdagli Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Costa Rica.
Binder: Costa Rica.
Filler: Peruvian Pinar & Dominican Caramelo.
Size: 7.5×38, Lancero.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light wood note.
1st third: Starts with a light roasted coffee, sweet pastry and milk chocolate.
2nd third: Gets a hint of nougat and caramel otherwise keeping previous flavours.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash. Some relights as it easily goes out if not puffed on regularly, this means you can’t put it to the side.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Now the caramel really steps forward and take the center stage, followed with a smooth and creamy nougat. The background notes of cinnamon envelops the flavours in a harmonious way.
Duration: 17:05-18:40, 1h 35min.
Conclusion: A mild to medium bodied cigar with a mild strength profile. A truely delicious cigar.
Result: In my book this is an 95 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André