Thursday, July 21, 2011

San Cristobal Papagayo Review

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan Long-Filler
Price: $9.00 - $10.00

So over the weekend I was walking around my local cigar shop looking for something different. I wanted something good, that I had never tried before. So as I was walking around, I saw a few boxes of these on the bottom shelf. So I grabbed a few to give them a try.

The cigar itself looks really good. The wrapper is chocolate brown and very smooth. There are no veins in the wrapper and no soft spots. The cigar is constructed great. The cigar has a very sweet chocolate smell to it.

Once I lit the cigar up, the flavors were great right from the start. There were strong notes of spice and wood. There was a little bit of sweetness that came out as well. After about an inch or so of this great stick, the spice died down and became much more earthy and sweet.

After a few inches the body of the cigar mellowed out a little bit. The earthy wood tones became very prominent in these few inches. There was still quite a bit of sweetness as well. This cigar becomes very creamy on the palate.

The last few inches of this cigar were amazing. The body kicks back up to a full body cigar. There was quite a bit more spice, and much stronger wood notes. The finish of this cigar was very delicious. I couldn’t ask for a more delicious flavor profile.

The ash on this cigar was solid and medium gray. Also it held on half way through the stick. The burn was even for the most part. Towards the middle of the stick, it got a little bit wavy, but it evened itself out quickly. The draw was exceptional throughout the duration of the cigar. The smoke was thick and very creamy. It was a nice shade of white and billowed beautifully. The aroma was a little strong and spicy, but it was nice nonetheless.

This cigar deserves nothing less than a 9 out of 10. I recommend this stick to anyone who loves full bodied cigars with a strong, consistent flavor profile.


Zack the Stogie Man

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