684. West Tampa Tobacco Company White Robusto

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny afternoon with 22C, 60% humidity in the air and 5 m/s wind.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano Light Pink
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan Ometepe Seco, Jalapa Seco & Pueblo Nuevo Viso
Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Garmendia Cigar Co. (Estelí, Nicaragua)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Release: 2022
Availability: Regular Production

Size: 5×50, Robusto

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, toothy texture with small veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Dried fruits like mango, figs and apricots. There is also a freshness of mentha leaf and light wood.

1st third: Starts with cacao, toasted rye bread, candied and roasted almonds, nutmeg, cinnamon, dried citrus and pinewood.

2nd third: While keeping previous flavours it introduces some dried citrus and black tea leaf notes.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp, with a firm and stable gray ash for the most part, in the first part it suddenly feel of after 3.5 cm and completely went out. After smoking for a while the ash is not stable at all, very unstable so better to keep the cigar resting away from your clothes.

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

3rd third: No changes to taste, but a white pepper spice is introduced.

Duration: 16:45-17:35, 50 min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a light to medium strength profile. Overall a interesting cigar to try as it brings some new flavours to the table, but since the construction is a bit lacking it sadly has to be worked on for later versions of the brand. Taste wise I liked it, I can see the brand could finetune some notes in the blend but it has intrigued me to try other cigars in the brand.

Result: In my book this is an 87 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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