Gifted by Johan Sandström owner of Tucan Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Factory: Tabacos de Costa Rica
Size: 5×56, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light hay note.
1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee, 60% chocolate, butterscotch and oakwood.
2nd third: Gets a black pepper spice with a slight hay note. Otherwise it keeps it’s previous flavour profile.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and fairly stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps it’s overall flavours from part 2, looses it’s hay note and feels more like toasted bread.
Duration: 17:55-18:55, 1h.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André