Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder : I will let you guess
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : cigar.com with my own money
I am starting off another series review for your enjoyment. This time it is going to be the Cigar.com house blends. All of these will be in the robusto size (5 x 50).
Third one is the Sun Grown Label.
This cigar was blended by AJ Fernandez.
Checking out the wrapper on this Cigar.com Sun Grown and it is not the prettiest thing around but for a stick under $2, do you really look for aesthetics?
Sniffing on the wrapper and I get a slight barnyard scent but nothing on the foot other than a normal tobacco smell.
Cold draw gives me a bit of spice and tobacco.
Burn baby burn.
Starting out this Cigar.com Sun Grown house blend and the first thing i notice is the zing along with a woody taste.
I really am amazed at how well of a draw every one of these has had and the smoke volume is great.
First half gave a bit of spice, woody notes and a little nutty taste towards the end but it seems to be a hit or miss thing as I only got that in one of the others I smoked for this review.
Burn was good with no touch ups needed. Ash did not hold very long.
Cigar is a good medium body with a really full flavor to it. Now the flavor is not a wow you type of thing but it really is pretty strong with the spice and woody notes.
Ripping into the second half of this Cigar.com Sun Grown house label and the main thing coming out of the cigar is the spicy zing along with a woody note.
Most of this half was the same as the first with the body picking up to maybe a low full or high medium. I got a bit more of the spicy zing and the nutty flavor came and went a couple times but never hung around from puff to puff.
Burn was fine and ash was the same.
Rounding out this Cigar.com Sun Grown house blend and so far it is at the bottom of my list. not because it was stronger but I just did not care for the spicy zing that kept hammering my palette.
Burn was great throughout the cigar along with the draw and smoke volume.
Would I buy it again? I doubt I would get a box. I could see maybe having a 5 pack on hand for those occasions I wanted a spicy cigar with a plain flavor profile of wood but that would not happen enough to warrant me buying a box.