La Mirada Habano Viejo

This cigar had me all over the place from a pretty bland start to a final third that finished with a savory sweet German chocolate cake vibe. In between the espresso notes was also saltiness that was coming through, the combination of it all was quite enjoyable.

Wrapper quality was perfect with not a blemish in sight. The draw could have been better (a tad loose) but nothing to complain about. The smoke texture was also perfect with thick clouds of smoke almost every puff that coated the mouth with flavors. However, the burn was a bit on the wonky side and did require a touch up on each sample reviewed.

Total smoking duration: 1h 30m
Suggested smoking time: Mid-day or after dinner

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano / Binder: Dominican Corojo / Filler: Criollo 98, Dominican Piloto Cubano

Vitola: Toro Reserva / Size: 6 x 52 

Factory: Tabacalera Palma  / Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Sweet tobacco, grass/hay.

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Musty Earth, salty.

Stallone Alagan Review: First Third

Wood, cocoa, and black pepper

Stallone Alagan Review: Second Third

Wood, coffee bean, saltiness and black pepper

Stallone Alagan Review: Final Third

Savory sweet chocolate, espresso, hint of saltiness, and black pepper

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Alec Myers

I’m a tradesman by day in the boating industry specifically in the body work side of things. I work with my hands every day to build some the finest sport yachts in the industry so I can definitely understand the blood sweat and tears that go into the craft of cigars and that is something I appreciate. The culture, experiences and the friends I’ve made along the way are priceless, and I am so thankful to have this opportunity.