Gifted by Darren Cioffi owner of Principle Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Brazilian Cubra.
Binder: Dominican Republic.
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Peru, USA Pennsylvania & Connecticut Broadleaf.
Size: 7.5×60, Grande Piramide.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with small veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and light wood.
1st third: Starts with a toasted bread, sandalwood and light pepper notes.
2nd third: Keeps it’s smooth toasted bread note with a hint of black tea.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps it’s previous smooth flavours but with a light white pepper spice on the tongue.
Duration: 18:20-20:00, 1h 40min.
Conclusion: A mild to medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André