|A beautifully made cigar with a dark, oily wrapper, three-seam cap and subtle box pressing. The smoke is profoundly leather balanced by coffee, cedar and spice.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2010|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 06, 2007 | Score: 93
This gorgeous and delicious smoke has a near-perfect burn. It’s rich, loading the palate with notes of coffee beans. A balanced and smooth cigar.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2006 | Score: 88
A pressed cigar with good oils. It’s leathery and rich, with toast and cedar notes and a touch of oil on the palate. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 84
A flat but slightly crooked cap. The draw is slightly loose, and the cigar burns hot. It has harsh wood and soggy notes, with an earthy, musky finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2002 | Score: 88
Made with a beautiful, perfect cap, this tight cigar has a leathery and sweet flavor. It finishes dry.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 90
Smooth, rich and earthy, this box-pressed cigar has good tawny color. It's spicy and young. A full-bodied cigar that should improve with age.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 88
This olive-colored cigar has flavors of leather and chocolate. It's medium bodied, with a slightly rough finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 1999 | Score: 86
This cigar has nice texture, but it has a loose draw. It's earthy, floral and musky, with hints of apple and cedar. A short finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 1998 | Score: 89
A beautiful dark brown cigar, with a lush draw. It's creamy and earthy with a hint of berries. A slightly dry finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 91
A hint of youth, but this is a full-bodied, flavorful cigar. Strong hints of cinnamon and coffee beans on a smooth, easy draw. Will improve with age.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 1996 | Score: 91
A box-pressed cigar that is oily and dark. It has a good draw, sweet spices and a cedar flavor that grows more powerful as the cigar is smoked. A long finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1996 | Score: 91
This cigar has a gorgeous colorado wrapper. It has complex flavors including leather and nuts. Some tasters noted a firm draw.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1994 | Score: 91
A full-bodied cigar loaded with cocoa bean and nut aromas and complex, spicy flavors. It has a rich finish.
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