Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny evening with 21C, 53%, 4 m/s wind.
Filler: Dominican Rep, Ecuador, Nicaragua & Peru
Origin: Costa Rica
Factory: Tabacos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Box: Sold in 12 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production.
Size: 6×54, Toro.
Wrapper: Chestnut brown, smooth texture with small veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Dried plums, earthy sweetness and chestnuts.
1st third: Starts with a roasted chestnut, earthy sweetness, dried fruits, white pepper and oakwood.
2nd third: No particulate changes, keeps on flowing.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp, with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous white smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a light draw.
3rd third: Gets spicier with the white pepper, darker notes of dark chocolate covered plums and the previous flavours kept in the background.
Duration: 18:45-19:45, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Out of the Villa Casdagli line up this is the friendliest of cigars, not over powering nor is it to docile just a middle of the road complexity and strength. It was enjoyable but I was missing that Casdagli little extra in the blend.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André