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 Monte Plata from Davidoff Lot 97 Yamasa
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua
Size: 6.5×56, Toro Grande.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with small veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light wood notes, hay and flowers.
1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee note, but with a floral touch like a meadow buttercup.
2nd third: Overall it keeps the same but with hints of cedarwood and a red pepper with a nice fruity sweet note to it.
Burn: Burns sharp and hasty with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Loses it’s floral and slight spice and just hones in to the coffee and cedarwood notes.
Duration: 17:10-18:30, 1h 20min.
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