685. La Galera Imperial Jade Robusto

Gifted by a friend.

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

Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder: Dominican Republic Jacagua Criollo
Filler: Domininca Republic Jacagua Piloto Cubano & La Canela Criollo 98
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Tabacalera Palma (Dominican Rep)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Release: 2021
Availability: Regular Production

Size: 5.2×50, Robusto

Wrapper: Coffee bean brown, a bit toothy texture with tiny veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Light wood notes.

1st third: Pine wood, medium roasted coffee, Finnish pear marmalade candy, white pepper and citrus peal.

2nd third: No distinct flavour changes, it just got a little bit spicier pepper wise.

Burn: Burns a bit wonky, but with a stable and firm gray ash.

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

3rd third: Keeps the same from previous parts until the very end.

Duration: 17:45-18:35, 50 min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium to full strength profile. A fairly consistent profile from the start to finish is what you expect in a La Galera and this is no different. So it’s a cigar to enjoy with a drink or with friends I think this would be perfect, but as a stand alone cigar to enjoy for a special occasion it falls a little flat in my opinion.

Result: In my book this is an 88 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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