538. La Unica Primeros No. 400 Maduro

Gifted by a friend.

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

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Dominican Republic Cuban Seed
Filler: Dominican Republic Cuban Seed
Factory: Tabacalera Arturo Fuente

Size: 4.5×50, Petit Robusto.

Wrapper: Coffe bean, rough but with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and earthy sweetness.

1st third: Starts with a roasted chestnuts, cacao, oakwood and cinnamon.

2nd third: Keeps the same flavours with a added white pepper spice.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white ash. Sadly it had to be re-lit as it was hard to keep the wrapper burning while keeping the ash on.

Smoke: Light smoke with a heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: No changes from previous parts.

Duration: 22:15-23:00, 45 min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. If it hadn’t gone out completely in the middle it would have scored higher as the flavours where more pleasant than the natural, but with a wrapper that has problems like that it gets knocked down a peg. Otherwise a good everyday out for a walk cigar.

Result: In my book this is an 86 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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