Wrapper: Sun-Grown Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Vintage Nicaraguan
A couple weeks back there was a post on one of the cigar websites that I use. The person who was running the contest was giving out samples from this company. I got a couple of cigars to review. Up until that contest, I had never heard about this company. But I was interested to see just how these cigars are. So I woke up bright and earthy this Saturday and went out back to give this one a try.
The wrapper is a medium shade of brown with no thick veins throughout it. The cigar is very solid from cap to foot. There is not a single soft or spongy spot in the cigar. The construction appears flawless. The cap is perfectly flush and cut very clean. The cigar gives off a sweet and earthy smell. This cigar lit almost effortlessly.
The initial flavor was tons of spice. But shortly into the stick, there were some strong earthy notes that came out to compliment the spice. About a half of an inch into this cigar, the spice mellows out a little bit. As the spice was winding down, there were some woody notes entering to take over the spice. The wood was strong and led me to taste some oak and some cedar notes.
Around halfway into this stick, there were some little notes of black coffee that I was picking up. The spice is still there, but nowhere near as strong as it was in the first half. There were also some really nice earthy notes that complimented the spice and coffee. The coffee notes are very nice throughout the rest of the cigar. There is a little bit more spice on the finish. The end of this stick was great. The notes of spice, wood, and coffee all melded together perfectly.
The ash on this stick was a darker gray and nicely layered. The ash also held on until the halfway mark. The burn was pretty even throughout the entire cigar. The draw was very easy and helped to produce a good amount of thick white smoke. The aroma was very spicy.
This cigar was great. I would definitely smoke this one again. It was a great medium - full bodied cigar. If I could find this cigar in shops I would definitely smoke this one again. I give this cigar a 7.75 out of 10.
Zack the Stogie Man