639. El Septimo The Diamond Collection Short Dream Topaz

Gifted by Xavier Bento, General Manager of El Septimo Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny afternoon with 21C and 47% humidity in the air.

Wrapper: Costa Rica
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Costa Rica
Origin: Costa Rica
5 year old tobacco.

Factory: Costa Rica
Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.
Release: 2013
Availability: Regular Production

Size: 4×60, Sumo Short Robusto.

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily but rough texture with small veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with a caramel sweetness, medium roasted coffee, white pepper spice and cedarwood.

2nd third: No changes.

Burn: Burns uneven with a firm and stable whiteish ash.

Smoke: Very voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a light draw.

3rd third: Gets a definite pepper kick towards the end, but while still keeping the previous flavours.

Duration: 17:15-18:15, 1h.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a full strength profile. I would say overall a great cigar, would perhaps do without the pepper intensity towards the end, but still good.

Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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