The flavor profile was the star of this show and I can see how many smokers would enjoy this blend with its peppery, bready notes. This is a good any-smoker/any-occasion cigar. A coffee aficionado could easily pair it up with an ideal complementary coffee; I'd go with an unsweetened cold brew for a good wake up call. Later in the day, I think a Coca-Cola Classic would be a home run.
While both samples ultimately held a great ash and needed no touch ups, some wrapper issues were present between them. Visible separations along parts of the seam, a substantial patch, wrinkles throughout one of the caps, and a rough cut at the foot were observed prior to lighting. On the sample with the wrinkled cap, the cap did not have a proper hold due to to the wrinkles/folds and the wrapper started unraveling just below the shoulder in the first third.
NOTE: I cut the caps well above the shoulder and there was no cracking resulting from the cut prior to the unraveling.
Wrapper: Habano/ Binder: San Andres / Filler: Jalapa, Condega, Esteli, Ometepe
Vitola: Toro / Size: 6.25 × 52
Factory: Tabacalera Centroamericana S.A / Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Honey wheat with a tobacco core
Graham cracker, citrus peel, oak, leather and a slightly creamy white pepper. Oak and white pepper retrohale. There is a decent amount of sharp pepper that lingers on the back of the palate in this first third.
Oak, wheat, leather, mellow peanut oil, coffee, citrus peel and white pepper. Oak and white pepper retrohale. The sweetness from the first third faded away and the citrus peel started leaning toward a bitter/sour note in this second third.
That sharp pepper on the palate developed into the defining characteristics of the long finish.
Wheat bread, oak, leather, citrus and coffee. Retrohale was unchanged.
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