428. Principle Gold Band Limited Edition 2019

Gifted by Darren Coiffi, owner of Principle Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Binder: Dominican Cotui
Filler: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua

Size: 6×52, Toro.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily with a rough feel and small protruding veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cedarwood note.

1st third: Starts with a toasted brioche bun, cardamom, caramel, hazelnut and medium roasted coffee.

2nd third: Well balanced flavours from the first part.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a medium light draw.

3rd third: Loses it’s brioche, cardamom and caramel sweet notes and holds up the nutty coffee note with hints of cedarwood emerging.

Duration: 17:45-19:05, 1h 20min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André