ChanceSchmerr Posted March 20, 2010 Share Posted March 20, 2010 I posted a week ago about a box of Diplomaticos #1 that I received, after being told I was getting a box from 2001, the vender (NOT the fine folks at Czar!) sent me a box of 2000s instead! All is sorted out there, I have been told that the proper box from 2001 is on its way, and this box from 2000 is now mine at a hefty discount. At any rate, I noted that I would be stupid not to try a cigar from the box before condemning it. No pictures here, I actually smoked the one cigar I took a picture of originally when I posted about this box. A short review, and you'll see why.... Pre Light - The aroma of this cigar is pretty faint, mostly of aged tobacco. I clipped the cap easily, and took a draw - easy, with a hint of sweet tobacco. Nothing to prepare me for what lay ahead.... What Lay ahead - Nothin'. This cigar was a nothing for the first half of the smoke. It was like smoking flavourless paper. Smooth, but only because there was no taste to indicate anything but smoothness. I would have liked SOMETHING...and I got nothing. Around mid-point, I took a deep draw, and was finally rewarded with a tart cocoa taste, with hints of coffee. It's about bloody time! For the remainder of this cigar, I would occasionally note these same flavours again, but too often it regressed into nothingness, now with some harshness to the finish. I did not nub, tossing it with 1.5 Inches to go. In the end, I should have waited longer. Forgive me, Chenman! I will wait a solid 3 weeks more before taking out another one for a test drive, it's possible I just went too early with this cigar, it's only been in the humi for about 8-9 days. It drew pretty well, with only a little tightness, and the burn was very even, it was just bland as hell. I'd give it an 82, and thats only because of those nice hints i got in the middle of it. 75, otherwise. I really hope the next cigars from this box pick it up. In the meantime, after one smoke, 2000 = Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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