Gifted by Stefan Bastiaenssens, International Sales Director for J.C.Newman Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Binder: Sumatra Sungrown
Factory: J.C. Newman PENSA
Size: 4.75×50, Robusto
Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with small veins.
Construction: Soft but even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and white pepper.
1st third: Starts with a toasted bread, medium roasted coffee, oakwood and white pepper.
2nd third: Added note of milk chocolate.
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: Keeps the same from previous parts.
Duration: 21:05-21:55, 50 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André