734. Principle Archive Collection Five Twenty

Gifted by Darren Cioffi owner of Principle Cigars.

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

Wrapper: Zimbabwe
Binder: Zimbabwe
Filler: Zimbabwe & Dominican Republic Piloto
Origin: Dominican Republic

Factory: Julian Sued Boutique Factory (Dominican Rep)
Box: Sold in 5 count boxes.
Release: 2022
Availability: Limited Production

Size: 6.5×42, Grand Corona.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, rough texture with small protruding veins.

Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Chestnut wood.

1st third: Starts with roasted chestnuts, toasted bread, peanuts, oakwood and cinnamon.

2nd third: Gets a pepper spice added other than that fairly unchanged.

Burn: Burns fairly 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: In the final third notes of medium roasted coffee, dried apricots and nutmeg added to the mix.

Duration: 16:20-18:20, 2h.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Interesting smoke, yet fairly unchanged throughout. Also it’s pretty fascinating to try the Zimbabwe tobacco.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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