Very consistent flavor notes in this cigar. not many twist and turns but an enjoyable smoke.
Pairing Recommendations: I would like to have this with a coffee and cream to add a little sweetness or a nice low proof whiskey such as Chattanooga 91 or a Buffalo trace
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Wrapper: Habano from Monte Plata Region / Binder: Peruvian / Filler: Piloto Cubano, Olor Dominicano, HVA
Factory: Manufactura Rivas / Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Light hay, tobacco, and barn yard
Sweet tobacco and dark fruit
Tobacco sweetness and molasses
On the light: I get notes of hay tobacco coffee and the retro brings out the hay and white pepper
Into the first third the burn is perfectly straight. medium body and strength with a medium finish. the ashes held the entire third. good draw slightly tight but lots of smoke. notes of dusty barn, dried toast, pepper spice, and musty tobacco.
Retrohale: toast and black pepper
Into the second third still a great burn. medium plus strength and a medium long finish. ash is holding over a third. lots of thick smoke. The tobacco note has turned more sweet, still dry toast, slightly salty, There’s a fig Newton note coffee in the background.
Retrohale: Hay, toast and black pepper
The final third brings lots of black coffee oak black pepper. Lots of thick smoke finish as long with a slight salty taste. good burn medium to full strength.
Retrohale: charred oak, coffee and spice.