Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny evening with 22C and 52% humidity in the air.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres Maduro
Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Ecuador
Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
Box: Sold in 21 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 5.25×52, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with small veins.
Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Dried fruits like plums and hay.
1st third: Starts with a whipped cream/chocolate mousse, very creamy rich chocolate note, with a cedarwood spice note in the background.
2nd third: Now we are getting peanuts, dried apricots/plums and that chocolate mousse note lines these flavours nicely, with that faint hint of cedar in the background still.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.
3rd third: Keeps the flavours from part 2. No changes.
Duration: 19:20-20:20, 1h.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Interesting smoke, with a good variety of flavours, good complexity and acted accordingly as a great cigar should. This makes me eager to try what else this brand has to offer.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André