My wheelhouse is broad, but there are certain notes and profiles that I can smoke on a daily basis. This one seems to fit that category. Not a very long smoke at 48 minutes but it, delivers great flavors and a consistent burn that I cant ignore.
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres/ Binder: Mexican San Andres / Filler: Mexico, Dominican Republic
Vitola: Petit Robusto / Size: 4 × 54
Factory: Tabacalera La Isla / Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Sweet Tobacco - Hay
Cocoa - Tobacco
Dark Cocoa - Cayenne on the tongue
This cigar came out strong. Its bold flavors of tobacco, cedar, Black pepper mixed with a touch of char, was great. There was a sweetness to the whole profile and the Retro hale was intense. Draw was great and the burn was wonderful.
The 2nd third had some good note transitions and it mellowed slightly in the middle. The char turned into a meaty note and the cedar turned a bit darker with oak. The sweetness is still there and it turned into a brown sugar.
Those flavors turned even more and ended with a nice cocoa and burnt honey. the only thing I experienced negatively was the muddling of the flavors at the end. They were pungent and unevenly mixed. But that was literally at the last inch of the cigar. The intensity of the retro hale was kicked down a couple of notches and had an even burn.
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Timothy W. Greene
Has been rolling, smoking, and enjoying cigars since 2017. "Cigars combine flavors, it's up to us to discover each one".