|Big and blond, with a lightly hued wrapper. It's a mellow cigar, but leaves a mild, balanced range of vanilla bean, ginger and baking spices on the palate.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2014|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2012 | Score: 88
This huge cigar is covered in a blonde, oily wrapper and draws well but burns unevenly. It's a wheaty, toasty smoke with a bit of almond and nougat.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2011 | Score: 87
Big and bright with a firm draw. It imparts a creamy smoke with feint touches of wood and cereal flavor.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2008 | Score: 85
A very big pale cigar that draws very well. The mild to medium-bodied flavors are woody and creamy with some papery notes.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2005 | Score: 88
A huge, golden hued cigar with an attractive wrapper. It’s very creamy and cedary, with some sweetness on the palate and hints of oats and coconut. A mild to medium-bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 88
A shimmering blonde wrapper that's very well made. It has a firmish draw. It's a simple mild to medium bodied smoke, with notes of cream, almonds and vanilla.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 83
Slightly veiny, this cigar has a firm draw and an even burn. It's papery with an oily, tarry taste and a funky finish. Mild.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 84
A massive cigar with a pale, silky wrapper with nice texture. It's very mild, with notes of balsa wood and a slight tang on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2001 | Score: 84
Smooth and evenly constructed, this thick cigar has a good draw. The smoke is hot and peppery, with sour, herbal flavors. It develops some earthy sweetness, but gummy, sour notes remain.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1999 | Score: 87
Golden and oily. It draws easily for such a large cigar. It tastes cedary and sweet, with hints of ginger.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1997 | Score: 86
This is a very well-balanced, medium-bodied cigar. It has nutty flavors, with a slight floral character and a light peppery finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1996 | Score: 86
This mammoth cigar is very mild, with a light wheaty flavor. There is a subtle sweetness to the smoke.
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