Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Last week I got an email from Holt's Cigar Company saying that they just received the new cigar from My Father Cigars. I have been hearing about this cigar for a little over a month and was very excited when I learned they were received.
Yesterday I had a little over an hour to go head up and grab some. I smoked one while I was there, and was blown away. When I got home, I relaxed for a little bit, then went out back around 8:00 to review it.
The sun grown wrapper is a medium shade of brown with a couple veins running through it. None of the veins were thick by any means. The cap was perfectly flush and evenly wrapped. This was a very solid box-pressed cigar. Usually box-pressed cigars tend be a bit softer, not this one. I also noticed that this cigar gave off a very sweet smell.
As soon as I lit this cigar up, I couldn't believe how much flavor came out immediately. There was a strong combination of cinnamon and earth right away. There was a little bit of pepper on the lips, which added a nice hint. The pepper started to build on the draw while staying very smooth.
By about an inch into this cigar, the flavor became very nutty. It seemed as though with every puff the nuttiness picked up a little more. The combination of cinnamon and pepper quickly coated my palate once the pepper came out a little bit stronger.
The flavor profile became a little bit sweeter during the second third. There wasn't enough sweetness to dull the spice, but it added a nice accent. The sweetness came from the cedar flavor that slowly became more distinct. The combination of cedar and nuts formed a nice base flavor.
Around halfway some coffee notes started to form . The coffee added a slight bitterness to the flavor profile. Once this happened, the pepper and cinnamon both subsided slightly. Toward the end of the second third a little bit of leather flavor started to come out.
The last couple inches were very smooth. The spice was really light which allowed the sweet cedar and nuttiness to pick up. There was a ton of flavor on the finish. Every puff was complex. There was a little bit of pepper left on the finish.
The ash on this cigar was a very light shade of gray. The ash was nicely layered and held on for about an inch and a half at a time. The burn was perfectly even throughout the whole cigar. The burn was a bit tight, but it still produced a very thick white smoke. The smoke gave off a strong woody and nutty aroma.
This cigar is definitely box worthy for the price. I think this cigar is on par with the My Father line of cigars., it's like a milder version. Every puff brought a ton of flavor. I highly recommend this cigar to My Father fans. I give it a 9 out of 10.
Thanks for reading,
Zack the Stogie Man