Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Box: Sold in 25 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 6.5×42, Cervantes (Lonsdale).
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and wood.
1st third: Starts with a light oakwood, earthy sweetness and 80% dark chocolate.
2nd third: Hints of black pepper and leathery notes.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable grayish ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a medium light draw.
3rd third: No particular changes in taste.
Duration: 15:50-17:15, 1h 25min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Pretty well balanced from start to finish.
Result: In my book this is an 87 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André