Gifted by Cliff Nelson, Vice President of Sales at Black Star Line Cigars.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo 99
Binder: Nicaraguan Criollo
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo
Factory: Aganorsa Leaf (Nicaragua)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 5×50, Robusto
Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, oily and smooth with small veins.
Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Oakwood.
1st third: Starts with a oakwood bark, walnuts, medium roasted coffee grounds, some meaty notes and like cloves.
2nd third: Gets a white pepper spice added.
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: Notes of cashew nuts, otherwise unchanged from previous parts.
Duration: 20:45-21:45, 1h.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.
Result: In my book this is a 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André