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
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Factory: J.C. Newman PENSA
Size: 4.75×50, Robusto
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Form even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Earthy.
1st third: Starts with a earthy sweetness, dark bread and oakwood.
2nd third: Gets kicked up a notch with spice.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: Keeps the previous flavours.
Duration: 23:00-00:00, 1h.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André