600. Casdagli Basilica “A”

Gifted by the Casdagli Family.

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

Information:
Wrapper: Dominican Republic Cotui
Binder: Dominican Republic Bonao (11 years)
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, USA Pennsylvania Broadleaf, Peru Pello D’Oro

Size: 6×52, Toro.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and light wood.

1st third: Starts with a creamy milk chocolate, vanilla cream.

2nd third: Oakwood is more prominent in this part, while keeping the previous flavours.

Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.

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

3rd third: Hints of white pepper, otherwise the same.

Duration: 17:25-18:35, 1h 10min

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. A very enjoyable smooth smoking experience.

Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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