Tasting Note: This peppery belicoso draws and burns consistently, offering some coffee bean, nuts and citrus around the peppery core.
- Body: Medium
- Size: Figurado
- Ring Gauge: 52
- Length: 5 1/2"
- Filler: Cuba
- Binder: Cuba
- Wrapper: Cuba
- Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2011
- Price: £14.99
- Box Date: Aug. 08
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2016
Overly floral, almost to the point of perfumey, this belicoso has a slight vanilla quality as well. The finish is notably dry.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2014
The draw of this torpedo is firm, but still imparts an earthy combination of minerals, cocoa and tangy tea notes.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2013
A pressed torpedo with a lush draw and even burn. It’s a toasty, cedary smoke with some dusty notes on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2012
A nutty, earthy pyramid with base notes of coffee and chocolate. The draw is a bit firm, but manages to communicate a lot of flavor.
Issue: Cigar Insider, May 06, 2008
Covered in a beautiful reddish-brown leaf, this belicoso has an excellent draw. Its core of coffee bean flavor issweetened with a cocoa note before the earthy finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2005
A balanced cigar with rich, decadent smoke. It has a nutty, earthy quality and a rich finish. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 21, 2004
A beautiful figurado with a few bumps and veins and a perfect cap. This aromatic cigar has rich leathery, woody flavors with a solid tobacco taste. It also has a hint of orange peel. Well balanced and strong.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2003
An attractive belicoso. The draw is superb, and it burns with a light gray ash. It's complex, with flavors including anise, coffee and sweet spices. It builds in strength and character as it's smoked.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 01, 2003
This cigar features earthy, leathery flavors with a hint of sweetness, but it lacks complexity. A medium-bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2002
Veiny and rough, this belicoso has an inconsistent draw and burn. It's cedary and leathery, with some tarry notes. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2001
Very dark, very oily and well made. The cigar is syrupy, with toasty, nutty flavors and a medium body. The finish is cedary.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jul 01, 2001
The belicoso tip on this cigar is perfect. The cigar has an irregular burn and a nutty, toasty flavor with a hint of cinnamon.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2000
A full-bodied cigar with an excellent balance of flavors between earthiness and woodiness. There are also strong sweet spice notes, with a hint of nuttiness.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Apr 01, 2000
This rustic pyramid is solid, but the wrapper is poorly stretched. It burns well, showing earthy, toasty flavors and a big, chalky finish. It has hints of green, sweet grass, showing its youth.
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