704. Casdagli Basilica C No. 1 Maduro

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a calm and overcast day with -2C, 88% humidity and 1 m/s wind.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo Maduro
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua & Peruvian Pelo de Oro
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Kelner Boutique Factory (Dominican Republic)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Release: 2016
Availability: Limited Production yearly.

Size: 6×52, Toro.

Wrapper: Chestnut brown, sandy texture feel with small veins.

Construction: Firm and even when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay and oakwood.

1st third: The shaggy foot starts with notes of a standard English blend of pipe tobacco, oakwood, cashew nuts, black tea and nutmeg.

2nd third: The wrapper certainly adds a fair bit of sweetness like dried fruits, earthy and dark roasted coffee notes added to the mix.

Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable yet a little flakey white ash. The flakiness didn’t effect the construction at all, more that when it fell on the ground it disintegrated.

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

3rd third: Smoothens out with a toasted bread note with a dryer woody feel on the tongue while still retaining the previous flavours pretty untouched.

Duration: 11:45-12:50, 1h 5 min.

Conclusion: A full bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Well balanced flavours with a nice complexity. I would recommend smoking this in hotter weather than this or indoors as I have no feeling in my fingers after this.

Result: In my book this is an 92 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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