Wrapper Color: Medium Brown
Wrapper Type: Ecuador Sumatran
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan
This cigar just happened to be one of the ones I’ve been really interested in smoking lately. After purchasing a mixed bundle of 15 from an online distributor a while back, I have been giving so many away I that I realized I only have a few left and I haven’t even had one myself.
The wrapper on this one was dark and oily with a firm feel. The band was stuck in one small spot but otherwise seemed trouble free. When cutting the cap I got a nice clean result so I got right to lighting it.
The initial light was a bit tough. I had a hard time getting a good gentle puff due to stiff draw. After a few attempts I got things squared away and well lit. There was not a whole lot of smoke due to the tight draw, but the flavor was good. This cigar had a solid Honduran flavor to it that was much like a Punch or Hoyo de Monterrey.
Throughout the cigar there wasn’t much change in flavor. The base flavor was very consistent. The only changes that I picked up were some off and on hints of pepper and spice in addition to a subtle nutty and coffee flavor. The smoke, although lacking in mass, was very creamy and flavorful.
The burn was slow but slightly uneven for most of the cigar. This could have been due to the trouble I had during the lighting process. The ash was firm and grey while producing a light resting smoke.
Overall I think this cigar was good. If you are not a fan of heavy Honduran flavors, you may want to put off smoking one of these until you develop a taste for this type of cigar. The draw was tough and definitely hurt the overall scoring of this cigar.
My review sheet can be found below.