Crux Epicure Maduro

My initial pre-smoke inspection gave me a good look at the tooth on the wrapper as well as how constructed this cigar was. The cold draw hinted at some of the flavors, and on light I thought I might be in for it with a pepper bomb, but that subsided 3 or 4 puffs later. This was an exceedingly pleasant smoke both times. I paired with coffee the first time, not sure that that did it justice. Second pairing was with a lager in the afternoon which was enjoyable an accompanied the buttery popcorn /peanut shell very well.

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres / Binder: Nicaragua / Filler: Nicaragua

Vitola: Robusto Extra / Size: 5.75 x 54 

Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A. / Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Leather, hay

Hay, earth

Graham cracker, black pepper and a sour tang

Off the light, the first third hit me with pepper but it immediately faded. Prominent flavors were a buttery salted popcorn note with a pleasant earthy floral.

Middle third gave me a peanut shell transition, kept the salt and mineral in with it. On the retro I could pick up more spices like a rib rub.

The final third tied it all together, keeping the peanut shell while adding oak and leather. The smoke texture at this point was very creamy.

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Bryan R. Swenson

Husband and father of 2. Presently working my voice acting portfolio and acting to better myself every day. Always looking to try new cigars and looking forward to bringing unvarnished reviews. Visit Bryan on Instagram @propercigarreview!