Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made outdoors by the sea, 32C, 34% humidity in the sunset.
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Factory: J.C. Newman PENSA
Size: 4.75×52, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed. Square box pressed.
Cold draw: Hay and earthy sweetness.
1st third: Starts with a 60% dark milk chocolate, earthy sweetness, toasted bread, cinnamon and oakwood.
2nd third: Gets a added spice thing of anise to the mix.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: Keeps its previous flavours well balanced.
Duration: 19:15-20:05, 50 min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André