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: Sumatra Sungrown
Factory: J.C. Newman PENSA
Size: 4.75×50, Robusto
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Earthy sweetness and oakwood.
1st third: Starts with a walnut, medium roasted coffee, black pepper and cedarwood.
2nd third: Gets a added note of earthy sweetness and 70% dark chocolate.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps the previous flavours.
Duration: 22:00-22:50, 50 min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André