497. CAO Nicaragua Tipitapa

Store bought at Brobergs.

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

Wrapper: Honduran Habano Jamastran
Binder: Honduran Jamastran
Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Condega & Esteli

Size: 4.9×50, Robusto

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oil and smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay.

1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee, black pepper and toasted bread.

2nd third: Keeps a stable flow with no changes.

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

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

3rd third: Slight white pepper spice added to the mix, otherwise it keeps the same until the very end.

Duration: 20:40-21:40, 1h.

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

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

/Cigar Reviewer André

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