Popular Post CaptainQuintero Posted April 22, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted April 22, 2019 First off, I have to lay out the bias I have for these cigars; I absolutely love them and each one out of the box had been superb. They've everything you could want out of a small-format cigar. Obviously HSA deleted them Being quite old and thin the wrapper was very delicate, a little more so than the rest of the box has been so I decided to water the cigar to give a bit of suppleness back to the little guy. A quick run under the tap, pat dry and a lovely golden hue has returned to the wrapper, the fragile feel is also gone and there's a bounce to the touch, good to go! Straight off it's sweet raspberry jam, dense velvety smoke, a hint of cedar and a touch of Turkish delight. As the cigar progresses milk chocolate comes into play and the Turkish delight starts to power to the fore. There's even the sweet hit of confectionery sugar; this is pure grown ups jelly babies. Second third continues in the same vein with an occasional grape skin wafting in; that faintly metallic but fruity tang. Gone after a couple of minutes but worth noting. Approaching the last third and the milk chocolate has gone with the flavours all beginning to darken. Talk about an evolution, the Turkish delight has concentrated down into a thick rosehip syrup; sickly sweet and decadently warm and floral. There's an earthy black cherry note that's coming through, almost Burgundy in nature, even that touch of accompanying spice. Getting down to the final few minutes and everything is still concentrating down, the last hurrah gives out a deep blackcurrant jammy blast. 96/100 A little temperamental sod in terms of burn, needed touching up a few times in the second half but that's all that is holding it back from a full house. Certainly glad that I watered the cigar and negated the worst of this or it could have spoilt the whole thing 5 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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