Gifted by Michael McNaughton, Principal at Escobar Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Factory: Escobar Cigars (Nicaragua)
Box: Sold in 25 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 5×50, Robusto.
Wrapper: Lighter milk chocolate brown, smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly soft but even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Hay and light wood.
1st third: Starts with a whipped cream, marzipan, cedarwood and hay.
2nd third: Gets a light pepper spice added, otherwise unchanged.
Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable but a little flakey white ash.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a cool feeling on the tongue with a light draw.
3rd third: Gets a darker roasted coffee tone, some bitterness.
Duration: 19:30-20:25, 55min.
Conclusion: A mild bodied cigar with a mild strength profile.
Result: In my book this is a 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André