Popular Post Corylax18 Posted May 5, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted May 5, 2019 This was gifted to me by a friend in Havana last November and has been sitting in my Humidor since. It came from a cardboard 3 pack and I don't know the date/code. These were discontinued in 2012 though, so its at least 7 years old. I removed the cigar from the box about 24 hours ago, but the nose and cold draw were still a little papery. I cut it with an 11mm punch and the draw was a bit open (wind tunnel to most) but after warming up it settled in nicely. 1st third - Heaven. Smooth, creamy, doughy, sweet. The cigar generates a tremendous amount of thick, flavorful smoke. Impeccable construction, the ash lasts through the first third. The retrohale is smooth as silk, sweet and with light hints of pepper when I start drawing too fast. 2nd third - The ash finally drops at almost 2". The cigar went out while I waited for he stewards at Churchill Downs to steal several hundred dollars from me. Idiots. The relight didn't do the cigar any harm, but my psyche is in a totally different place. Some cinnamon starts to show, clear as day. The cream starts to turn into more of a salted butter. I have to force myself to slow down and I pour myself a stiff Gin and Tonic in the hope it helps me avoid punching something. Final Third - More of the same. No rough edges, no bitterness. Near perfect until I put it down. A near perfect cigar, marred by one of the worst decisions in recent memory. Don't Bet The Ponies!!! 97/100 8 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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