Welcome to the last of this series review with the CI Legends Black Label by La Aurora
Starting out there is a sweet tobacco scent on the wrapper and just plain tobacco on the foot and cold draw.
First couple puffs give a woody note but the spice ramps up very quickly and takes over everything.
Every now and again, some it lasted longer than others, there is a sweetness that comes into play. It really is about the only thing that breaks up that spicy pepper taste. I am wishing there was a lot more of it to add a little bit of variety.
I can not review this cigar without mentioning the aftertaste. It is dull, bland and lingering on the palette. It does not have a lot of flavor to it just a muddied dull prolonged taste that just will not go away.
I gave up a little early on this one too as I was getting a headache. Every one I smoked has given me a headache. I honestly do not know why because the power was a medium but it may have been due to the string spicy pepper taste and that dull long lasting aftertaste.
That is it. Never really got any sort of dimension to it other than strong spice and dull, palette killing, lackluster, icky, awful aftertaste.
Would I buy it again? No. I can honestly say I would take them as a gift and let them sit in my humidor for years before even attempting one again.
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4 thoughts on “CI Legends – Black Label”
I smoked this one a few weeks ago with buddies in Afghanistan. Usually, that makes just about any cigar great, but I had to put this own down a quarter into it because I just couldn’t tolerate it any longer. I must have had an ugly look on my face because my buddies asked me what was wrong. “Bad cigar” in a solemn tone was the only response I could muster.
Well, that’s a shame. You’d think that of all the manufacturers, La Aurora would be able to come up with a decent budget smoke for this series. Thanks for the reviews; I’m looking forward to your wrap-up.
I’ve stayed pretty constant on the various iterations for a few years now. The black and green labels are awful should just be avoided entirely. Blue, purple and and white are decent, albeit a bit mild for my tastes. Red, yellow and orange are the top 3, IMHO. Been a long time since I smoked a Maroon, can’t recall, and mine have all aged quite a bit. Copper? Well, it’s infused…guess if you’re in the mood for a really sweet flavored cigar…Seems to me there’s a gray label, too. I don’t see it on their website. Didn’t Cusano make a gray label in this series? I probably have some around here somewhere. Too many tubs and only one cabinet humi. My kingdom for a walk-in humi. end of the day, I’d still have to give my nod to Perdomo and the red label. Solid cigar, good flavor, decent strength, the only figurado in the series, and usually you can get them at auction for a very solid deal for the $. Just my $.02.
I agree Paan but I’ve not had the Red label. Sounds like a winner.