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
Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
Size: 6.5×52, Toro.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: A little giving but even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Barnyard.
1st third: Starts with a dried fruits sweetness like apricots and plums, earthy and 70% dark chocolate.
2nd third: No changes from the first part.
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: Gets a black pepper spice, nutty and anise burst towards the end combined with the previous flavours.
Duration: 16:35-17:55, 1h 20 min.
Conclusion: A medium to full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André