Gifted by Kolja Kukuk, Managing Director of Europe for Rocky Patel Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Honduran Jamastran Ligero
Filler: Nicaraguan Esteli & Condega
Rolled by Dinora Cerroto in July 2020
Size: 5.5×50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Dried plums and hay.
1st third: Starts with pencil wood, walnuts and baking spices.
2nd third: Keeps well balanced with a slight white pepper spice otherwise the same.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable ash but it’s a bit flaky.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and with a light draw.
3rd third: Gets hints of Swedish hardbread and cinnamon, otherwise it keeps the same.
Duration: 20:15-21:30, 1h 15 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. It’s a bit sad it only started to evolve in the final third, if those flavours would have come earlier this would have been a much better cigar.
Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André