Gifted by Jean-Michel Louis, Brand Ambassador and In-house Belgian at De Los Reyes Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Shade Claro Connecticut.
Binder: Dominican Blend.
Filler: Dominican Criollo, Olor & Piloto Cubano.
Size: 6×58, Toro Gordo.
Wrapper: Nutty, silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light hay note.
1st third: Starts with a toasted hazelnut, medium roasted coffee, oakwood and toasted bread.
2nd third: Keeps previous flavours with a added white pepper spice.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: No changes from part 2.
Duration: 14:15-15:25, 1h 10 min.
Conclusion: A mild to medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André