Popular Post Corylax18 Posted May 19, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted May 19, 2019 I picked up this box mid 2017 and let them sit for about a year before I broke into it. I smoked a half dozen or so last spring and summer, they were good, but there was definitely room for improvement. I haven't touched the box for 8 or 9 months and this was the perfect excuse to fire another one up. The Construction was perfect, although the cap was about 6 or 7 leaves deep. It looked like a typical 3 seam cap from the outside, but it took me a few minutes to cut and dig through all the tobacco with a punch. When I finally got through all of it, the draw was perfect. Not a lot of flavor on the cold draw, some leather, earth and a bit of cedar. 1st Third - BROWN SUGAR!! Clear as day, not molasses, sweeter, like dark brown sugar. Loads of it, the smoke is thick, creamy and rich. Coating the pallet with flavor. Some leather and the standard tobacco spine. Smooth and creamy, with a hit of pepper on the retro. 2nd Third - More of the same. Excellent burn, smoke production and flavors. The leather picks up a bit, some earth pops into the equation. Like sticking your head in a freshly dug hole. The sweetness dials back a little, but the same dark brown sugar flavor still dominates. Final 3rd - The brown sugar, leather, then earth continue to be the main flavors. Some fleeting hints of nutmeg, a bit more spice on the retro, but the smoke stays smooth until the very end. Delicious and well balanced for just over two hours. Perfect balance, I just didn't want to put it down. 96/100 Great Cigar. A perfect example of very high quality tobacco, matched with Perfect construction. It really sucks that these have been discontinued. In another couple years, maybe less, these should be a perfect example of what a great Cuban cigar should be. 9 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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