This weeks cigar is the CI Legends Copper Label by Drew Estates.
Giving the wrapper a whiff I get a scent of a coffee with a lot of creamer in it. Foot gives off sweet tobacco and the cold draw has a nice vanilla taste to it.
It does have a sweetened cap, just so you do not get surprised if you try it.
First couple puffs give a nutty taste along with the vanilla taste from the cap. Most of the flavor is after you take a puff and lick your lips.
Flavor stays pretty consistent until around the halfway point when some pepper comes into play. Really seems to enhance the other flavors at this point.
After a bit more the cigar begins to give a sharpness on the palette. I am thinking this is from the ramp up of the pepper.
Flavor has lessened a bit and turned more towards the pepper and nutty taste. I think some of the nutty taste is from the flavoring but it has died down a good bit.
At the end of the cigar the flavor almost vanishes other than a bit of nuttiness. Even the pepper that came on pretty strong for a while seems to have almost disappeared.
This cigar really had a lot of smoke with it and burnt very well.
Would I buy it again? On the fence. I am not a fan of flavored cigars except the Gurkha Grand Reserve with cognac and the Maker’s Mark, so I do not see myself buying a bunch of these to keep on hand. I also would have to keep them separate due to the flavoring.
Let me know in the comments what you think of flavored/infused cigars. Hate em, love em, like some…inquiring minds want to know.
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