Gifted by Les Drent, owner of Kauai Cigars.
Location: This review was made outdoors, 29C, 45% humidity, it’s sunny and a little windy.
Wrapper: Sumatra Ecuador
Filler: Kauai, Hawaii & USA
Size: 4×50, Petit Robusto.
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 rich dark roasted coffee, black pepper, 70% dark chocolate and ginger.
2nd third: Keeps its previous flavours, pretty spicy with a oakwood note added.
Burn: Burns fairly 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: Keeps the same from part 2.
Duration: 16:30-17:10, 40 min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André