Store bought at Brobergs Tobakshandel.
Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny evening with 22C and 54% humidity in the air.
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano 702
Binder: Dominican Republic San Vicente Seco
Filler: Dominican Republic Semilla 254 Visus / Yamasa Visus / Piloto Visus / San Vicente Mejorado Ligero
Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: Oettinger Kelner Cigars
Box: Sold in 5/10 count boxes.
Availability: Limited Edition 10.100 boxes of 10 cigars & 1960 boxes of 5 cigars for a total of 110.800 cigars.
Size: 5.25×52, Robusto.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with small protuding veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light wood note.
1st third: Starts with a pick a mix of nuts, lightly charred pinewood, rye bread and smoked meats.
2nd third: In the second part we get more of a black & white pepper lingering around in the mouth and in the retrohale. It is certainly drying the mouth out at the moment.
Burn: Burns wonky but with a firm and stable whiteish ash. The burn line corrects itself after the ash is tipped off.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and with a light draw.
3rd third: It keeps the previous flavours with a plum sweetness appearing in the last part to round it off.
Duration: 20:30-21:30, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium to full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. The word Intenso is very misleading as this cigar is far from being an intense cigar, I would rather say flavourful in the flavours that presents itself. Sure it has its pepper notes, but nothing really intense. Also not heavy in nicotine.
Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André