For Part 2 of the 3 part review of the Seleccion de Marcas from Selected Tobaccos courtesy of 2 Guys Smoke Shop, I will be reviewing the Byron Londineses. This is the second cigar in the sampler pack and is part of the Byron line. The Byron line is sold in jars of 25 and come in 3 different sizes. The Londineses is a robusto grande at 5 1/2 x 54 with an unknown blend. The 2 Guys Smoke Shop nor Selected Tobaccos web site doesn’t have any information on the blends of any of the cigars in the sampler pack which is a little disheartening. The only thing I could find on the cigar was this:
“Byron is produced in a small factory in Costa Rica, and unlike most other cigars, is aged for 1 year in an aging room after its construction. The cigars are then shipped to another factory in Costa Rica where they are dressed in the t unique packaging that exists in the cigar industry.”
I enjoyed this cigar more than the Bandolero. The cigar had a perfect draw and really good construction. The first third opened with a really rich cedar note with some sweetness and spice. The second third still had the rich cedar note and the sweetness developed in a caramel sweetness. Along with that, the cigar developed a cherry note along with an almond nutty note. As the cigar neared the end, the sweetness died away to a ghost of itself and the cherry and almond notes dissipated. The cedar note stayed the same and the spice note was there, but a coffee bitterness developed as well. I really enjoyed this cigar a lot. Much more than the Bandolero. This is a stellar cigar.