77. Micallef Cigars Herencia Maduro (Boxpressed Torpedo)

Sponsored by Micallef Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors during an partially cloudy but still warm afternoon with 19°C.

Wrapper: Dark brown, rough in texture with veins clearly showing.

Construction: It’s overall firm with very few spots that are a little spongy.

Cold draw: Light draw, well fermented hay.

1st third: Lightly burning wood, like an fireplace, medium roasted coffee, with a touch of leather.
It’s salty and earthy, a slight bitterness on the back sides of the tounge.

2nd third: Gets a little sharp, like cedar, a roughness like a flame roasted beef.

The burn: Steady, white gray-ish ash. A little flaky but keeps steady when lightly tapped.

Smoke: Voluminous, creamy and brings a little heat.

3rd third: A little sting to the front of the tounge, feels like black pepper.

Conclusion: It’s a good complimentary cigar to a cup of coffee, nothing to impressive nor is it boring.

Result: In my book this is a 87 points cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

39. Micallef Cigars – Reserva Limitada Privada Churchill

Sponsored by Micallef Cigars. I want to dedicate this review to Al Micallef and to thank him for this lovely cigar I got as a gift at Big Smoke Copenhagen 2017.
Firm construction, milk chocolate wrapper, small veins.
First taste, hasselnuts, white pepper, milk chocolate and hay. The draw is nearly perfect with some resistance and a lovely voluminous smoke. The aftertaste fills the back of the mouth with white pepper and cacao powder and it gives a lovely kick so you know you are alive.
It burns quite hasty but burns good, not razor sharp but not super wonky either.
About 2cm in it becomes really smooth but still keeps the initial flavours.
The ash is white/gray-ish and falls easy when easily tapped.
The flavours keeps steady all the way until the last part.
94 points in my book.
Not available in Europe yet. /Cigarmaster André

(Published 25/06/17)

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37. Micallef Cigars – Experiencia Prominente

Sponsored by Micallef Cigars. This review was made outside in 19°C.
Good firm construction. 65% milk chocolate dark wrapper.
It’s sandy with tiny veins.
First taste pine nuts, peanuts, cedarwood and a touch of marzipan sweetness. It’s smooth in the draw and leaves a bitter almonds taste on the lips. It’s an medium to full bodied cigar I feel, with a slight spicy back tone.
2nd part starts of with that bitter almond taste that I image matches perfectly with an espresso. Something I forgot to mention before is that the smoke is voluminous but the ash is a darker shade of gray that im not used to.
Actually it dosen’t feel like an Nicaraguan cigar it’s more like one from Honduras, it has the sweetness and slight sting but can’t feel any peppery notes. So this has thought me something new.
3d and final part it starts to smoothen out, no sudden bitter parts. And it just ends great.
This was an very interesting cigar to smoke, it stood out in an unique way but I think I wanted to smoke it with a cup of coffee. Anyhow in my book this is a 90 points cigar, I liked it.
This cigar is not available yet in Europe. /Cigarmaster André

(Published 14/06/17)

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