There is something to appreciate in every moment of this cigar. Today's offering exudes hay on the body while the cold draw suggests sweet raspberries and malt. The construction is flawless; the seams are invisible, and the veins are nearly absent. The draw produces an ample amount of chewy smoke with minimal effort. The malt and floral notes are delicate at points and could be overwhelmed by a sapid pairing.
The first third tastes of wood, dry earth, and pepper; Not luxurious or out of the way spectacular but mild and enjoyable. The middle third reveals itself in slow and subtle hints. It is hard to explain; one just has an internal sense that an entirely new cigar is about to appear. Just a few pulls into the middle third, the experience is wholly elevated to a new level of enjoyment. The wood and dry earth subside entirely. Perfectly balanced Flowers linger on the tip of the tongue and pepper on the sides, so much so that I am reminded of a quote by Kurt Vonnegut: "I suppose that flowers when they're through blooming, have some sort of awareness of some purpose having been served." In this case, that purpose is to create a magic moment wherein a cigar can transform one's notion of what is possible. Stay Gold!
Wrapper: Mexican San Andrés / Binder: Ecuador / Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Vitola: Robusto / Size: 5 x 50
Factory: La Aurora / Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Malt and sweet Raspberries
Primary flavor notes: Wood, dry earth, pepper. Secondary flavor notes: malt and flowers.
Primary flavor note: flowers. Secondary flavor note: pepper.
Flowers, wood, pepper, dry earth
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S. Robert Sacco
I am a Systems Engineer who works in the Defense industry, a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu, and I hold a Masters' degree in information systems management. In a time of economic immobility, institutional deterioration, and cultural fatigue, I find my mood elevated and my mind sustained by music, art, literature, and cigars. This harmonious fusion of artistic expression enlarges my sense of the human spirit.