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 83 point cigar.