821. Meerapfel The Selection La Estancia EE 50

Gifted by a friend.

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

Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Cuba & Nicaragua
Origin: Honduras

Factory: Undisclosed
Box: Sold in 10 count boxes.
Release: 2014
Availability: Regular Production

Size: 5×50, Robusto.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate brown, silky smooth texture with small veins.

Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Hay.

1st third: Starts with a harsh coffee bitterness, but after a while it calms down, it gives me hints of toasted brioche buns, light floral notes,

2nd third: Unchanged from previous parts.

Burn: Burns a little uneven, with a firm and stable with some flakes white ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue with a light draw.

3rd third: The coffee returns with a medium roasted tone otherwise unchanged.

Duration: 14:55-16:35, 1h 40min

Conclusion: A mild to medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. A fairly balanced experience but I wanted a little bit more complexity as it showed tendencies but never really got there.

Result: In my book this is a 90 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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