The wrapper leaf on both samples were pristine, with visible but tight seams, zero blemishes, and a near flawless roll. Not much of a sheen on the surface, but a beautiful and uniform golden hay color. The draw likewise on both was impressive, and the burn was very good. Flavors start off tasting unexpectedly dark and not necessarily in a good way, but fortunately shift to a more balanced character before long. The lemon nuances particularly in the middle of the cigar were uniquely superb and enjoyable. A sweet cafe con leche would be ideal with this smoke in the morning or for a midday coffee break. A very nice under 60 minute smoke.
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade, Honduran/ Binder: Nicaragua / Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Corona / Size: 5.125 × 42
Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A. / Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Honey, light barnyard/hay, caramel
Milk chocolate, peach
Mulch, cedar, cardboard, light natural tobacco sweetness, faint apricot
Initially I get grassy notes, bittersweet hazelnut, cream, black tea with a hint of lemon, and burnt pie crust, followed up by a more balanced combination of graham cracker, buttery biscuits, and sweet almonds.
Retrohale: white pepper, toasted almonds, sweet lemon zest
Lemon cream cookies, dry almonds, cedar, lemon custard, occasional notes of caramel, light tannins on the finnish
Retrohale: cedar, nutmeg, white pepper, subtle butterscotch sweetness
Savory nuttiness with notes of hazelnut, almond, cashew and walnut, buttery pastry, lingering lemon notes, dill, musty cedar
Retrohale: soft white pepper, musty cedar, tannins
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