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: 5.1×48, Robusto.
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 with a spicy but still fruity red chilli note, oakwood, walnuts and cacao.
2nd third: Looses the spice and keeps to oakwood, nutty and cacao with a added nutmeg spice note.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Hints of medium roasted coffee enters the arena, it doesn’t fight with the cacao it just goes up and hugs it, they bond like they where ment to be with eachother. The nutty and nutmeg notes chills in the background with the oakwood who makes sure everything stays stable untill the very end.
Duration: 23:15-00:15, 1h.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 94 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André