Gifted by Darren Cioffi owner of Principle Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo.
Binder: Dominican Republic.
Filler: Dominican Republic.
Size: 7×38, Lancero.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Earthy notes and darker wood.
1st third: Starts instantly with notes of hickory wood, earthy sweetness and nutmeg.
2nd third: Smoothens out with a creamy chocolate note with hints of leather in the background holding it together.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm white but very flakey or should I say flower like ash. After about 1cm in the flowering stopped and kept a firm and stable ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps its smooth notes from part 2.
Duration: 15:55-17:25, 1h 30min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 94 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André