Gifted by Heiko Poerz, owner of HENK MAORI HAKA & HENK Luxury Suitcases.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Nicaragua (2009)
Binder: Nicaragua (2009)
Filler: Nicaragua (2009)
Blend by A.J. Fernandez and Didier v Houvenaghel.
Limited to 5000.
Size: 3.5×52, Short Robusto.
Wrapper: Dark 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 sweet brioche bread note, spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom, 60% milk chocolate and sandalwood.
2nd third: Overall it keeps its previous flavours well balanced, with a white pepper kick on the aftertaste to keep you alert.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable crisp white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours from part 2.
Duration: 19:30-20:30, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 93 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André