Strength: Medium – Full
Wrapper Color: Dark Brown (Maduro)
Wrapper Type: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
A few nights ago I had the chance to have a cigar after class. I dipped back into the package I received in trade and pulled out an Excalibur 1066 – Dark Knight.
I’ve read a little bit about these cigars and from what I’ve read, the Dark Knight 1066 is supposed to be the more full flavored of the Excalibur line. I can not confirm that as I haven’t had the opportunity to try the other Excalibur cigars, but I can say this was a fine smoke.
After looking over the cigar I couldn’t wait to light this one up. The wrapper was a dark brown Maduro wrapper with an oily sheen. The wrapper was a little coarse, having a few veins in it, but it looked good. The construction was solid and the cap cut very well.
I used a v-cutter on the cap and lit the cigar. The cigar lit with no trouble and I got a good burn right from the start. The first puff was loaded with smoke and flavor. The flavor was rich and creamy. The resting smoke was light and left the room with a pleasant aroma.
The flavor was sitting firmly in the medium – full bodied range. This cigar was very consistent with subtle flavor changes adding hints of spice and pepper during smoking. The smoke had a clean taste to it that did not linger on your pallet leaving an overpowering taste.
Overall I think that this was a very good cigar. This was my first Excalibur 1066 and after this experience I will definitely be in the market for others.
My review sheet can be found below.