Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made outdoors, during a late afternoon with light wind, 26C, 62% humidity.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
Filler: Nicaragua Pueblo Nuevo, La Reina, Condega & Jalapa
Factory: J.C. Newman PENSA
Size: 3.75×56, Rothschild.
Wrapper: Sandstone/ almond, silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Square box pressed. Gets a bit softer after lighting up.
Cold draw: Hay, walnuts and coffee beans.
1st third: Starts with a rich dark roasted coffee, almonds, minerals, salty and sandalwood.
2nd third: Keeps it’s previous flavours.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable grayish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smooth smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: No changes from the beginning but that not a bad thing, it’s well balanced all the way.
Duration: 20:10-21:00, 50 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André