Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.
Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna’s cigar lounge.
Size: 6.1×48, Hermosos No.2 (Grand Corona).
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and fairly smooth with small protruding veins.
Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay.
1st third: Starts with a cedarwood, black pepper and toasted bread.
2nd third: Keeps a steady flow, no changes in flavours.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable gray ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium cool feeling on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: Gets a medium roasted coffee note added to the mix, while still retaining the cedarwood, toasted bread and black pepper.
Duration: 13:10-14:40, 1h 30 min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Would have wished for a more exciting flavour experience.
Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André