Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made outdoors, during a calm afternoon with 13C and 56% air humidity.
Origin: Costa Rica
Factory: Undisclosed (Costa Rica)
Box: Sold in 5 count bundles.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 4.75×54, Robusto
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Dried fruits and very light hay notes.
1st third: Starts with a caramel cane sugar sweetness, milk chocolate and bourbon charred oakwood barrel.
2nd third: The sweetness dies down a bit and we are greeted by white pepper and rye bread.
Burn: Burns sharp but hasty, with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium cool feeling on the tongue and a light draw.
3rd third: No distinct flavour changes, but the spice level clams down.
Duration: 19:20-20:15, 55min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Pleasant surprise, enjoyable smoke.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André