Tasting Note: Well made with a good draw, this cigar has a solid core of distinctly nutty flavors that have an underlying creaminess. French peanut notes and a touch of caramel on the finish make this a very tasty medium-bodied smoke.
- Size: Churchill
- Ring Gauge: 49
- Length: 7"
- Filler: Dom. Rep.
- Binder: Indonesia
- Wrapper: Cameroon
- Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2007
- Price: $16.60
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2016
A medium-bodied cigar that is cloaked in a cover leaf with a sandy texture. It's woody and nutty, with notes of cedar and minerals. The finish is a bit dry.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2014
There's a dullish hue to the wrapper of this Churchill, which begins with herbal and mineral notes that lead to a charry finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2003
A toothy wrapper covers this cigar, which has a toasty aroma. The smoke is toasty and dry, with some woody flavors. Mild to medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2002
Slightly toothy, with a veiny wrapper. The cigar has a slightly tight draw. It has tart notes and hints of black cherries and nuts. Inconsistent.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2001
This veiny cigar has a bad cap. The smoke is yeasty and wheaty, with some rough notes on the finish. Mild to medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2000
A firm, oily and veiny cigar. It has notes of cream and green wood, and is very mild.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 1999
This is a well-made cigar with a solid medium body profile. It has an earthy core of flavors with a hint of spiciness, but it has a short finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 1998
This cigar is woody with an excellence balance. It has a smooth pepper and nut component on the palate, and there is a sweet, flinty note on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Nov 01, 1997
A rich, dark wrapper that gleams with oil. The smoke is easygoing, with sweet wood and caramel flavors and a toasty finish. An elegant, refined smoke.
Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
- Classic: 95-100
- Outstanding: 90-94
- Very good to excellent: 80-89
- Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
- Don't waste your money: 0-69