597. Padron Damaso No. 8 Aged 2016

Bought at Hotel Havanna in Varberg, Sweden.

Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna’s cigar lounge.

Information:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 5.5×46, Corona Gorda.

Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Coffee bean and hay.

1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee, roasted chestnuts, toasted bread and milk chocolate.

2nd third: Gets a spice hit of white pepper added to the mix while still keeping a nutty smoothness to each draw.

Burn: Burns sharp and hasty with a firm and stable whiteish ash.

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

3rd third: No changes from previous parts.

Duration: 15:25-16:05, 40 min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a mild strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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