Gifted by Kolja Kukuk, Managing Director of Europe for Rocky Patel Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Filler: Nicaragua & Honduras
Size: 5.1×42, Mareva.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily but still a little rough with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay.
1st third: Starts with a note of medium roasted coffee, oakwood and hay.
2nd third: Gets a spicy white pepper note added to the previous flavours.
Burn: Burns a little wonky and hasty, with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: No changes from part 2.
Duration: 20:25-21:05, 40 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André