540. Kauai Wai’ale’ale Momona

Gifted by Les Drent, owner of Kauai Cigars.

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

Wrapper: Sumatra Ecuador
Binder: Kauai
Filler: Kauai, Hawaii & USA

Size: 5.75×50, Momona (Toro).

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

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: 60% milk chocolate, hay and white pepper.

1st third: Starts with a smooth dark roasted coffee, walnuts, rich oakwood and 70% dark chocolate.

2nd third: Gets a note of hazelnuts otherwise it keeps the same.

Burn: Burns 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: Overall flavours keeps the same, but with a more nuanced kick to the dark roasted coffee and oakwood.

Duration: 14:20-15:20, 1h.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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