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