Tasting Note: Draped in an oily, reddish-brown wrapper, this large cigar starts with some heavy tar notes that sweeten to black cherry, toast and wood. A full-bodied smoke with interesting flavor.
- Body: Medium
- Size: Churchill
- Ring Gauge: 48
- Length: 6 7/8"
- Filler: Nicaragua
- Binder: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Nicaragua
- Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2011
- Price: $7.55
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2016
This big, dark Churchill requires many relights throughout. It's an earthy, herbal cigar, leaving a slightly bitter chocolate aftertaste. The burn issues hurt the score.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2015
A reddish-brown Churchill that is sweet and woody with a pleasant touch of ginger snap that leaves a profound, graham cracker aftertaste.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2014
An attractive Churchill with a slightly firm draw. Initial notes of cedar, oak and vanilla become chewy and sweet, but the smoke loses some intensity as it progresses.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2009
Dark, oily and solidly rolled, resulting in a notably firm draw. There are some oaky, syrupy notes accompanied by sweet corn-meal flavors and* a leathery finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 03, 2008
A dark, veiny Churchill with a firm draw. The smoke is mostly woody in character, showing a white wine note and some sweetness before the bready finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2007
Although covered in a spotty, coarse wrapper, this cigar draws and burns well. It is full bodied and woody, with lots of cocoa and mineral flavors that lead to a nutty finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2005
Dark and rich in appearance, with lovely texture to the wrapper. It has a superb draw. The smoke is strong and intense, very cedary and spicy on the palate. A complex smoke with a medium to full body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2003
A dark, oily, alluring cigar with a firm draw and a good burn. It has rich, cedary flavors on the outset, with a sweet woody taste, but the flavor ebbs .Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 01, 2003
An oily, dark Churchill with an ugly cap. It draws perfectly and has a toasty aroma. Full-bodied flavors include cream and coffee bean. The finish is long with hints of spice.
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