Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés
Size: 5.5×54, Robusto Grande, Soft Boxpressed.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and light red pepper spice.
1st third: Starts with a cinnamon, nutmeg, walnut, earthy and oakwood notes. Fairly dry feeling in the mouth while smoking.
2nd third: Gets an note of dark roasted coffee added, otherwise it keeps the same.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium tight draw.
3rd third: Gets hints of cacao, otherwise it keeps the same from previous parts.
Duration: 15:35-17:15, 1h 40min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André