Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : Gifted by local sales rep Dan
Down and dirty first impressions review on the Perla del Mar (Pearl of the Sea) by J.C. Newman Cigars this week. I am smoking the M size (4.75×52) which our local sales rep, Dan, gifted me two of. All of the Perla del Mar cigars are box pressed.
Wrapper of the Perla del Mar gives off a slight barnyard scent with more hay than anything while the cold draw gives me a nice caramel flavor. Construction was a bit off on this sample with the one cap coming off completely after I lit it up. First one I smoked did not have this issue.
Starting off this Perla del Mar with a nice creamy caramel taste and some woodiness in the background. Getting a bit of spice on the retrohale but still a mild cigar.
Very nice smoke at the halfway point with the caramel and woody taste ever present with the spice mainly on the retrohale that includes a taste I have not been able to put my finger on from the first one I smoked through this one. It is pleasant but my brain is not distinguishing it by giving it a name. Still a mild smoke and very enjoyable to this point.
Last half of the Perla del Mar came through with more spice hitting the tongue with the caramel taking the front and pushing the wood taste to the rear. Smoke volume has been great and pretty creamy. Stayed pretty mild throughout and would probably go real nice with a morning coffee.
Would I buy it again? Yes. I really enjoyed the two I had and the price point seems great. I will definitely try other sizes to find my favorite (like that’s a chore).
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