Gifted by Rick Rodriguez, owner of West Tampa Tobacco Company.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan Ometepe
Filler: Nicaraguan Condega & Estelí
Factory: Garmendia Cigar Co. (Estelí, Nicaragua)
Box: Sold in 20 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 6×52, Toro.
Wrapper: Dark chocolate brown, smooth with small veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Cacao and oakwood.
1st third: Starts with earthy sweetness, oakwood, chocolate toffee, peanuts and a little note of ginger spice.
2nd third: Mellows out, gets notes of toasted bread and pain au chocolate.
Burn: Burns unevenly with a firm and stable white ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium cool feeling on the tongue with a medium tight draw.
3rd third: Primarily note of medium roasted coffee together with the notes for part 2.
Duration: 17:40-19:10, 1h 30min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. While a little tight on the draw it still retained a good variety of flavours.
Result: In my book this is a 89 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André