Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: A Mix of Nicaraguan Criollo and Corojo tobaccos
Now I have heard big things about this cigar. It comes highly recommended from several sources, and is highly rated, so I figured it was time for me to put it to the test.
This cigar is beautiful in ever aspect. The color of the corojo wrapper is amazing, the smell of the cigar is delightful, and the flavor is exquisite. The first taste of the wrapper was amazing in every way. The flavor just resonated on the lips.
Once I lit the cigar, the flavors were there instantly. There were definite flavors of wood and coffee right from the start. There was also a slight cocoa flavor that left a very sweet aftertaste on the palate. That sweet aftertaste would eventually become slightly peppery after a few puffs. Towards the end of the first third a slightly nutty flavor entered into the picture and combine perfectly with the other flavors.
The second third was perhaps the most enjoyable. Every single flavor was still there, but much more robust and way more distinct. Although the spiciness became a little stronger, it was not overwhelming by any means. It was also around this point where you could smell a bit of the sweetness in the aroma.
Just shy of the band, the spiciness pretty much completely subsided and gave way to the cocoa flavor. Now the sweetness of the cocoa was very prominent and was extremely delicious on the palate.
Now this stick produces a great deal of dark gray smoke. The smoke even had slight hues of brown. The ash was very solid, and the perfect shade of gray. The ash lasted easily until the half way point, and then the second time the ash fell off, was when the cigar was finished.
This cigar IS that good. It deserves every point it received in its ratings. I recommend anyone to try it.
9 out of 10 Hands Down!
Zack the Stogie Man