|Bracingly spicy from the first puff, this strong smoke balances its piquancy with leather and coffee notes, though the finish is sweet with honeyed wood.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2017|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2016 | Score: 89
A very dark cigar gleaming with oils. Its easy draw and burn imparts strong coffee bean and red pepper spice. Notes of hickory and minerals lead to a slightly waxy-tasting finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2010 | Score: 87
A dark lancero with a tightly wound cap but softish head, firm draw and uneven burn. Plenty of fresh tobacco notes come through but some damp leathery flavor offset the balance.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2007 | Score: 89
A rich, oily panetela with some veins but good overall construction. Strong underlying tobacco flavor supports the cigar’s leather and woody notes. The finish is long with a hint of bitterness.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 21, 2006 | Score: 89
This panetela gives off a rich aroma, forming a white ash as it burns. Spice, leather and wood flavors lead to a peppery finish. Good strength and performance.
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