Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Broadleaf Maduro
Size: 5.2 x 50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Barnyard and black pepper.
1st third: Starts with a espresso, earthy sweetness and red wine/ leathery roughness on the tongue.
2nd third: Gets that black pepper spice I felt in the cold draw, added to the mix.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and not so stable but flaky white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Gets note of hard rye bread otherwise it keeps the same.
Duration: 15:25-16:40, 1h 15 min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André