532. Drew Estate Pappy Van Winkle Tradition Robusto Gordo

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 5.5×54, Robusto.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Barnyard.

1st third: Starts with a medium to dark roasted coffee, oakwood, plain hazelnuts and a slight touch of sweetness in the background. There is also some light white pepper notes.

2nd third: Keeps the same flavours but a more nuanced kick of the pepper.

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: The spice continues to the very end, but still keeping the dark roasted coffee, oakwood and nutty flavours intact in the background.

Duration: 20:10-21:30, 1h 20min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. It’s like a stairwell, it just ramps up the spicy note all the way. Can’t say it’s not unique because it most definitely is, so if you are up for a spicy cigar this is for you.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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