Gifted by Maya Selva Cigars.
Location: This review was made outdoors during a hot evening with 28C, 65% humidity in the air and 3 m/s wind.
Wrapper: Nicaragua Jalapa
Binder: Nicaragua Estelí
Factory: Tabacos Segovia
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 7×38, Lancero.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Heavy note of hay.
1st third: Starts with a rich note of earthy sweetness, oakwood and cacao nibs.
2nd third: Gets a note of natural hazelnuts, rich dark coffee while still retaining the previous parts.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white-ish ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.
3rd third: In the final part while retaining the previous flavours it focuses on the earthy and oakwood tones a real throwback to a walk in an old forest and you dig your hands in the black dirt looking for mushrooms.
Duration: 18:55-20:25, 1h 30 min.
Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André