Gifted by Xavier Bento, General Manager of El Septimo Cigars.
Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny evening with 22C and 63% humidity in the air.
Wrapper: Costa Rica
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Costa Rica
Origin: Costa Rica
6 year aged tobacco
Factory: Costa Rica
Box: Sold in 25 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 4.5×34, Petit Panetela.
Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with small protuding veins.
Construction: A bit uneven with firm and medium firm spots.
Cold draw: Hay.
1st third: Starts with 90% dark chocolate, earthy sweetness, oak wood bark and cashew nuts.
2nd third: Gets a bit more balanced with a 70% dark chocolate instead.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white/gray ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.
3rd third: Continues on the same path as part 2.
Duration: 19:30-20:00, 30min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile. Pretty decent cigar with good power for the short smoke.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André