674. J. London Gold Series Lonsdale

Gifted by a friend.

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 Connecticut
Binder: Ecuador Connecticut
Filler: Dominican Republic
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Tabacalera William Ventura
Box: Sold in 12 count boxes.
Release: 2014
Availability: Limited Production.

Size: 6.5×42, Lonsdale.

Wrapper: Almond, silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Medium soft with some uneven hard spots when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light wood notes.

1st third: Starts with a medium toasted bread, walnuts, gingerbread and cedarwood.

2nd third: Gets a white pepper spice note added to the mix.

Burn: Burns a little uneven while keeping a stable grayish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue with a light draw.

3rd third: No changes.

Duration: 18:05-18:55, 50 min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Lovely cigar a bit to pepper forward but overall great.

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

/Cigar Reviewer André

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