Tasting Note: A well constructed “A” size with an oily wrapper and beautiful complexion. The draw is notably firm, though it imparts a light nuttiness and woody notes.
- Body: Medium
- Size: "A"
- Ring Gauge: 47
- Length: 9 1/4"
- Filler: Cuba
- Binder: Cuba
- Wrapper: Cuba
- Issue: Cigar Insider, Mar 09, 2010
- Price: £24.10
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2008
A deeply hued, golden brown cigar with an inordinately firm draw. Some of its richness still gets through, showing toast, coffee bean and tea on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 19, 2007
A beautiful “A” size with a rich complexion. An even draw loads the palate with coffee, wood and tobacco notes that have an underlying sweetness.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2006
Nearly perfect in appearance, this “A” has a slightly firm draw and an even burn. The smoke is rich and smooth, with nutmeg, vanilla and wood notes. An elegant, balanced and rich cigar with a medium to full body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2004
This “A” has some inconsistency in appearance, as well as draw problems. It has mild, toasty flavors, with some dry wood notes.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2003
A lovely three-seam cap tops this "A." It's earthy and woody, with maize and marzapan notes and a hint of toffee. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2002
This "A" has a well-made cap. The smoke has a toasted almond flavor, with hints of orange peel and wood. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 01, 2001
Impressively built, with a well-made cap. The cigar has a very tight draw and it burns crookedly. The smoke is sour, raw and grassy, and simply disappointing.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2001
A creased cigar with a sandy colored wrapper. The smoke is mild, grassy and wheaty. It lacks depth.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Nov 01, 1998
A veiny, pale wrapper. The cigar burns slowly, with earthy, woody flavors. It's smooth, with hints of pepper, but it lacks depth. A medium-bodied cigar.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Mar 01, 1997
A cigar with very light, mild characteristics. It has a cedary note on the palate with some papery flavors.
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