With all the talk about trying non Cubans I decided to stop in the local b&m today. Told the owner I want something with plenty of flavor and no pepper or spice. This was his recommendation. First NC I’ve had since 2018, will be the last for a while. Not that this was a horrible cigar, but it doesn’t even compare to Cheaper Cuban cigars out there in my opinion. I would take just about anything in the Habanos portfolio over this if I had a choice. Aroma is sub par, flavor is meh, my mouth taste like an ash tray but hey the construction is perfect. If anything this justifies the price increases we’ve seen lately, not cohiba or Trinidad but every other marca. I’d gladly pay $15-20 a stick for just about everything else without hesitation. The class and elegance of Cuban Tobacco can’t be beat, I will give up cigars before switching to anything else.