From my own collection.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic & Colombia
Limited production between 2005-2013.
I choose this cigar to be my 500th review because when I was younger I was a big fan of the show The Sopranos. I told myself that when I’m old enough to buy cigars I’ll do so. And look where that has gotten me, 500 reviews in, working 6 years in the cigar business and hopefully many more to come.
Size: 6×54, Toro.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with small veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hints of oakwood and spices.
1st third: Starts with a earthy sweetness, 70% dark chocolate, oakwood and cinnamon.
2nd third: A black pepper spice and espresso note is added.
Burn: Burns a bit wonky with a firm and stable crisp white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours on a balanced level.
Duration: 17:10-18:30, 1h 20min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. I’m a bit sad I didn’t buy more of these back when I bought two in 2015. The only thing I can say is, these taste so much better than the new production called Consigliere. That is the hardest part, since these are really hard to find now days.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André