Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010
Binder: Dominican Olor Vintage 2008
Filler: Nicaraguan and Honduran Vintage 2009
This week I have a go with the Romeo Anejo in the Toro size (54×6) that has a MSRP of $9.00.
Starting out this Romeo Anejo with a smoothness up front and a sharpness on the aftertaste. Getting a lot of dark coffee coming through with a cinnamon spice. About halfway through and still a low medium at best. There is a liquor taste coming in that reminds me of rum which is about the only flavor change to this point. That is not a bad thing as I really enjoyed this first half. Good amount of smoke but wish the draw was more open. Between halfway and the last third the cigar started to get stronger and go a little to the bitter side. It is a shame it started to go downhill as I very much enjoyed the first half. At the end it is just so muddied up and a lot stronger than the first half that it really turns me away from it.
Would I buy it again? Possibly but it would have to be to age. I am hopeful that letting these sit a while would turn the second half towards the taste and strength of the first half that was so enjoyable for me.
It is disappointing when a cigar starts off so nicely just to yank the rug out from under your feet.
P.S. Someone needs to give me pointers on how to take a picture of a shiny band as I am terrible at it as seen above.
UPDATE: I tried another one and it did fall off in the second half but not as much. I still think giving these a little more time will do them wonders.