Gifted by Peter Gaudenzi, European Market Director of 1502 Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Mexican San Andrés
Factory: Tabacalera AJ Fernandez Cigars de Nicaragua
Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production.
Size: 6×49, Toro.
Wrapper: Darker milk chocolate, smooth with small veins.
Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Light wood note.
1st third: Starts with a darkly toasted bread, cashew nuts, cane sugar, cardamom, nutmeg and oakwood.
2nd third: No changes.
Burn: Burns sharp with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.
3rd third: Gets a note of salted peanuts added together with white pepper spice. Otherwise the previous flavours keeps the same.
Duration: 16:40-18:00, 1h 40min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. While providing a healthy mix of nutty notes, it kept on a balances trajectory to the finish, wishing something more would have tingled flavour receptors a bit more give it a helping hand to a higher score. Other than that it performed beautifully.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André