673. Principle Commonwealth Ten Country Blend Limited Edition

Bought from The Oak Lounge Tallinn.

Location: This review was made outdoors during Midsummer day with blazing hot sun 30C, 44% humidity in the air and 5 m/s wind.

Wrapper: Ecuador Corojo
Binder: Brazil
Filler: Dominican, Nicaragua, USA, Peru, Indonesia, Cameroon, Mexico, Honduras
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory
Box: Sold in 1 count coffins (Numbered).
Release: 2021 (made 2020)
Availability: Limited to 3000 cigars, this is nr. 1581.

Size: 6.75×56, Gran Toro.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily yet a bit toothy with small veins.

Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and dry sandalwood.

1st third: Starts with a savory pastry like a Portuguese chamuça/samosa, roasted chestnuts, marzipan, nutmeg, citrus zest and sandalwood.

2nd third: Smoothness out loosing the savory pastry but still retaining some savory bread note, pine nuts takes the place of the roasted chestnuts, a fresh note of mentha leaf livens up the second half with added notes of unsweetened cacao keeping the blend grounded while still retaining previous flavours.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp, with a firm and stable white-ish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.

3rd third: I would say freshly baked pain au chocolate, nougat rich yet sweet note, a medium roasted coffee note emerge together with the nougat, the savory bready note still is retained with a good spice mix of pepper making sure you don’t get lost in the clouds.

Duration: 15:50-17:40, 1h 50min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile, this is a cigar that takes you on a wonderful journey from start to finish. What makes this blend so unique is how they managed to make sure all 10 country tobaccos married so well with each other, creating a experience unlike any other I’ve enjoyed before. It had characteristics that reminded me of pipe tobacco, something I haven’t come across that many times before in cigars.

Result: In my book this is an 97 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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