A couple of weeks ago, I got myself involved in a PIF (Pay it forward) over at Club Stogie. Shortly after getting my name on the list, I received my end of the PIF. I received an excellent variety of smokes, one of which was a 5 Vegas Limitada 2006 blend.
Origin: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaraguan, Peruvian, Corojo
Size Name: Belicoso
Ring Gauge: 52
This cigar is only available in one size, the Belicoso. Each year the blend of these cigars changes, which makes for a nice sort of annual smoke to put on your list of cigars to try each year.
During my pre light inspection I found the wrapper to be pale in color and smooth to the touch. This cigar also had a firm feel and a mild aroma. Due to the torpedo shape I put my plug cutter aside and used my Palio cutter. The result was a clean easy cut. After checking the pre light draw I found it to be good, with slight resistance.
The lighting process was quick and easy, resulting in a nice even burn. The first puff resulted in a fair amount of smoke that packed a lot of flavor. The first flavor I noted was a slight woodsy flavor. The body was medium with a smooth finish.
After a few minutes I found that there was almost no variation that I could tell. There was still a very mild woodsy flavor in the smoke and the finish was nice and smooth. The body was still in the medium spectrum and I was getting a very nice slow, even burn.
As I got a little further into the smoke the cigar started to produce much more smoke. The base flavor was very consistent and enjoyable. The result of more smoke did not change the overall flavor, it was still lightly woodsy and smooth.
By the half way point of this cigar I started to get a little flavor change. Now in place of the woody flavor was an almost slight leathery taste. The subtle change was nice and added to the complexity of this stick.
I let this cigar burn down until I could no longer hold on to it. The overall body was a very consistent medium, with a light and smooth finish. After a little reading I found out that this cigar is made in the La Aurora factory over in the Dominican Republic. If you’re a La Aurora fan, like I am, you should find this cigar smooth and relaxing.
My review sheet can be found below.