80. Great Wall Cigars No. 3

Gifted by William Kilander, President of the Swedish Cigar Federation.

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

Wrapper: Mid brown with a light gray-ish tone. Harsh texture but with tiny veins.

Construction: Light spongy feel, but it’s consistent, no uneven spots.

Cold draw: Light herb taste, like oregano, basil or grass.

1st third: Instantly I get a familiar note of leather, sandalwood and walnut.

2nd third: The flavors are pretty much the same as before except they are a bit faded.

The burn: Slowly and a little bit wonky but nothing to dramatic. Great white ash, it’s stable and firm.

Smoke: Light and brings a medium heat. Sadly the draw is a bit tight.

3rd third: The taste is pretty much only ash, this dosen’t look promising. At least when there is 5 cm left of the cigar the burn has straighten out.

Conclusion: Interesting to try an Chinese hand made cigar, sadly the initial flavor didn’t keep all trough or didn’t really change to the better. It got a bit boring and now I have a ash taste in the mouth after finishing it which isn’t really a thing to look after when enjoying an cigar.

Result: In my book this is an 82 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

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