706. Principle Archive Collection Straphanger Double Decker

Gifted by Darren Cioffi owner of Principle Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Zimbabwe
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Julian Sued Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)
Box: Sold in 5 count bundles.
Release: 2022
Availability: Exclusive to USA & Poland.

Size: 6×46, Grand Corona.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, silky smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Cedarwood.

1st third: Starts with buttered toasted bread, dried apricots, nutmeg, natural hazelnuts, foamed milk and light wood note in the background.

2nd third: Keeps on the same level.

Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.

3rd third: Some notes of black pepper and cedarwood gets added to the mix.

Duration: 20:50-22:10, 1h 20min.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. While it kept well balanced for the majority of the experience it wasn’t a distraction to get the spice get added to the end, it was quite refreshing giving me a fun surprise instead.

Result: In my book this is an 91 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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