|This cigar is toasty and grassy tasting with some orange peel flavors and sweet notes, but a gray wrapper, firm draw and tart note hurt the score.|
|Issue||Cigar Insider – Aug 24, 2010|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 07, 2014 | Score: 88
Wrinkled in appearance with some soft spots. There's an earthy quality to the smoke that's complemented by an oakiness, though the finish is a touch muddled.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 87
Dry cedar and notes of pepper dissipate, resulting in slightly metallic flavors. It burns well, but a short finish leaves the palate dry.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 90
Grayish in appearance, this cigar draws and burns evenly delivering a palate of rich woods that include cedar, oak and a touch of pine. Sweet dried cherry notes linger on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 19, 2009 | Score: 88
Big and thick with some glue stains on the wrapper. The smoke is predominantly cedary with sweet and spicy flavors accompanied by a touch of lemon zest.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 88
This toothy cigar has a fine, even draw. The smoke has cedar and sweet spice on the palate, and it builds in richness as it’s smoked to develop solid earthy flavors. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 24, 2006 | Score: 89
Rich smoke loads the palate with nutty and caramel flavors. The mellow finish has a light cedar note. A smooth and rich cigar overall.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2004 | Score: 88
Mottled and rustic in appearance, this cigar is loaded with licorice flavor, hints of cedar and sweet spices. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2004 | Score: 86
This cigar has an oily wrapper, with good tooth. It’s woody and leathery, with a medium bodied taste.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 86
This cigar has uneven color. It draws easily, but burns a bit hot. The smoke is herbal, with a dry finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 86
A toothy cigar with medium-bodied strength. It has notes of sweet wood.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1999 | Score: 92
A gorgeous cigar with a rich, oily wrapper. It's creamy and toasty, with hints of cedar, nougat and cocoa. An elegant, rich cigar that's not overbearing.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 89
A dark, well-made cigar. It has an even draw, and a smooth burn. The smoke is smooth and medium-bodied, with citrus highlights and a touch of pepper.
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