Gifted by a friend.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés Maduro
Factory: Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A. (Nicaragua)
Box: Sold in 25 count boxes.
Availability: Regular Production
Size: 5.5×50, Robusto Boxpressed
Wrapper: A shade darker milk chocolate brown, smooth with tiny veins.
Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.
Cold draw: Just wood.
1st third: Starts with gingerbread, oakwood and medium roasted coffee.
2nd third: Keeps the same previous flavours.
Burn: Burns unevenly with a firm and fairly stable white-ish ash but a little flakey.
Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium cool feeling on the tongue with a medium light draw.
3rd third: I almost forgot to write anything down as I got lost in other thoughts, its virtually unchanged.
Duration: 19:30-20:45, 1h 15min.
Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength. I mean its a good cigar, nothing super special but still enjoyable.
Result: In my book this is a 88 point cigar.
/Cigar Reviewer André