Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: HVA Habano
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Size: 6×52, Toro.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and light wood.
1st third: Starts with a note of toasted bread, peanuts and sweet spice.
2nd third: Gets hints of earthy sweetness and cedarwood added to the flavours.
Burn: Burns a little wonky, with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Heavy on the white pepper, otherwise it keeps the same flavours as before.
Duration: 18:25-20:00, 1h 35 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André