Gifted by Ramin Pourasghari, owner of YXTobak.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Shade Grown
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo
Filler: Nicaraguan Condega & Jalapa
Size: 5×54, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Black pepper and hay.
1st third: Starts with oakwood, walnut and fresh spice.
2nd third: Charred oak barrel wood note, still retaining a spice level similar to white pepper.
Burn: Burns a little wonky and slow with a firm and stable dark gray ash.
Smoke: Light smoke, medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium draw.
3rd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours steady.
Duration: 19:00-20:20, 1h 20min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile
Result: In my book this is an 87 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André