Monday, July 18, 2011

Pinar del Rio Clasico Exclusivo Gordo Review (Weekend Morning Smoke)

 Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Ecuadorian
Filler: Nicaraguan and Dominican Long Fillers
Price: $5.00 - $7.00

So I woke up Saturday morning around 7:00 a.m. and figured it was a good morning to do my weekend morning smoke. The breeze was nice, a little warm out for 7:00 a.m. but a beautiful morning nonetheless. So I opened my humidor and saw this guy staring at me. So I went downstairs, made a cup of coffee and went to relax with the cigar out back.

The cigar looks great. It has a nice smooth wrapper that is flawless. There are no veins whatsoever on this cigar. There were no soft spots either. The only bad thing about this cigar was the cut. The cut caused a little but of splitting and a small crack, but is was no big deal. The cigar still held together. The cigar smells very earthy as well.

When I lit this fat cigar up, the flavors were up front right away. There was a little spice that came out, but nothing to strong. After about a half inch, the spice died down quite a bit. This gave way to some serious earthy tones. The notes weren’t too distinct at first, but after awhile I could taste the notes of hay and wood. Just shy of the half way point I started getting some strong nutty notes.

The second half of this cigar was simply amazing. The flavors all molded together for an exquisite taste. A little bit of sweetness even came out in this part of the cigar. The earthy notes are still very prominent in this half. The peppery spice from the first half is pretty much gone during this half of the cigar. The finish was very good. Earthy flavors and cedar rounded out the cigar.

There were quite a few thing about this cigar that I liked as well. The ash was very strong and solid. It held on until the half way point. The burn was even all the through the cigar. The draw was amazingly easy, party due to the thick gauge of it. The smoke was thick, creamy and very flavorful. The aroma as well was very pleasant with the earthy notes throughout it.

This is a great early morning cigar with a cup of coffee. it’s a great mild cigar. Anyone who likes a mild smoke, this one is for you. I give it a 7.5 out of 10.

Until Next Time,

Zack the Stogie Man

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