440. CAO Consigliere Associate

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

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

Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Nicaragua, Colombia & Dominican Republic

Size: 5×52, Robusto.

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with a 80% dark chocolate, oakwood, dried fruits and a slight spice.

2nd third: It calms down a little on the heavy dark chocolate notes, adding a dark roasted coffee with previous flavours. Still with a spice in the background.

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

Smoke: Light smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium tight draw.

3rd third: No notable changes.

Duration: 21:00-22:00, 1h.

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

Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André