Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Dominican Republic Hybrid 257
Binder: Ecuador Hybrid 151
Filler: Dominican Republic Corojo 99 Seco, San Vincente Mejorado Seco, Piloto Viso, San Vincente Seco & Yamasá Viso
Origin: Dominican Republic
Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.
Availability: Limited Release.
Size: 5.1×52, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with small veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Earthy, 70%+ dark chocolate, manure and black pepper.
1st third: Starts with a dark chocolate, oak wood and black pepper. Very similar to a maduro sweetness and roundness.
2nd third: No changes in taste.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and a medium draw.
3rd third: Gets a little darker towards the end, but keep the same balanced flavours from start to finish.
Duration: 16:45-17:45, 1h.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a full strength profile. Not really my first pick of a cigar, but it behaves solidly and I can appreciate it.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André