Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made outdoors during a dark evening with 13C and 89% humidity in the air.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Criollo
Binder: Mexican San Andrés Criollo
Filler: Mexican San Andrés & Nicaragua
Factory: Nueva Matacapan de Tabacos S.A. de C.V.
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 5.25×50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and cacao.
1st third: Starts with a rich cacao and oakwood note, earthy sweetness and naked hazelnuts.
2nd third: A creamy cappuccino like flavours emerges in the second part.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp but hasty with a firm and stable whiteish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue and with a super light draw.
3rd third: While still retaining previous flavours it gets a licorice and black pepper spice added.
Duration: 19:35-20:10, 35min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. I must say I really enjoyed it, all though it burnt a bit fast.
Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André