443. Wang Guan Xuejia Panetela

Gifted by William Kilander, President of the Swedish Cigar Federation.

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

Shortfiller machine made cigar.
Pressed tobacco leaf as wrapper.
Pre-cut cap.
All tobacco from Anhui region in China.

Size: 5.1×36, Panetela.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Sweet hay note.

1st third: Starts with a taste of lit matches, bitter almonds and hay.

2nd third: No changes in taste it just gets kinda sharp.

Burn: Burns very fast, flaky but stable whiteish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: No changes from part 2.

Duration: 16:30-17:10, 40min.

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

Result: In my book this is an 85 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André