560. El Septimo Alexandra Collection Marilyn

Gifted by Xavier Bento, General Manager at El Septimo Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Costa Rica
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Costa Rica

Size: 5×58, Robusto Gordo.

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light hay and nutty.

1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee, 60% dark chocolate, earthy yet sweet with a slight hint of candied peanut.

2nd third: Keeps the previous flavours with a red pepper spice that actually started a bit in to the first part.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable but flakey, whiteish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a super light draw.

3rd third: No changes in taste and it kept the spice level without an increase towards the end.

Duration: 20:10-21:10, 1h.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Marketed as a cigar tailored for women, so if you like full bodied cigar I guess this is for you. There’s an uncomfortable feeling on the lips throughout the cigar, like there’s something on the wrapper provoking it.

Result: In my book this is an 86 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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