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: 5×56, Perfecto.
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 of with a note of cacao, oakwood and walnut.
2nd third: Keeps the cacao notes, followed by roasted hazelnuts, toasted bread and a faint note of wood in the background.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a few touch ups, firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw after you pass the first cm.
3rd third: The flavours turn darker, keeping the cacao, with added hints of red chilli, walnut and earthy tones.
Duration: 00:50-02:10, 1h 20min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Definitely a complex cigar.
Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André