Popular Post JohnS Posted December 18, 2021 Author Popular Post Share Posted December 18, 2021 La Flor de Cano Grandiosos 2013 - Edición Regional Asia Pacifico ROL Oct 2013 The La Flor de Cano Grandiosos is a 2013 Asia Pacifico Regional Edition with a 52 ring gauge x 135 mm (or 5⅜ inches) length. I opened this box once it had approached the seven year mark and I've had six of them (or just over half the box) in the last year and two months, with the last one smoked about six months ago. If you aren't aware, the thinking on our forum behind Asia Pacifico Regional releases is that they generally need 5 years to 'open up'. The only recent exception to this maxim that I can recall could be the 2014 Diplomaticos Bushido, which was exemplary from the 'get-go' when it finally came out in 2015 or perhaps even the recent 2019 Punch 8-9-8 (although one could argue that this dalias-sized cigar can benefit from aging too). I've had this cigar around the four and five-year mark and I've found it to be a combination, at that time, of butter cake and cream, floral notes, almond nuts and spice. Around the six-year mark the cigar progressed to a flavour profile of floral notes, citrus, almond nut and light cocoa 'on the edges' with a bit of spice to it. This LFdC Grandiosos smoked today is just over eight years of age, smoked much the same as what I mentioned above around the six year mark. This one was a combination of shortbread, strawberries, cream, hay, almond nut and floral notes, with the slightest hint of vanilla sweetness and some spice on the edges. Much like my last one smoked six months ago, it was beautifully complex yet remarkably easy to smoke. Construction and draw on this was impeccable all the way as the cigar was not under-filled. I got ashes over one inch in length all the way. It was so flavoursome, yet so refined, that it was quite effortless to smoke which is just the way I like to smoke Habanos cigars in general. The only regret I had about this cigar today was the fact that I only have three left from my 10-count box. C'est la vie, as they say, I guess I will enjoy them sooner rather than later as I don't envisage them lasting beyond the ten year mark! 6 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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