|A near-black lonsdale that forms a very white ash. Big initial saffron notes remain on the palate along with spicy cocoa bean and wood. The finish is flinty.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2017|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2010 | Score: 89
Near black with a rustic wrapper, this cigar has plenty of leathery fruity flavor as well as an interplay between orange peel and charcoal notes as the cigar progresses.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2006 | Score: 85
A rumpled and veiny cigar with an uneven burn. It’s charry and woody, with a mild to medium body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 87
This maduro has a rough appearance, but it smokes and draws well. It’s wheaty and toasty, with a medium body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 86
A rough, dark cigar with some veins. It draws well, burning with a sweet aroma. The smoke is charry, with a smack of vanilla flavor.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 86
A rough, dark cigar. The draw is firm. The smoke is slightly sweet, with notes of cocoa bean and spice. A medium-bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1999 | Score: 87
A rough and rustic cigar. It fills the mouth with earthy, rich smoke and has powerful flavors of white pepper and nuts, with a very faint note of cedar on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1993 | Score: 87
A lush, dark-brown wrapper helps deliver a dark chocolate aroma with a light, spicy flavor on the palate and a hint of sweetness. An enjoyable, pleasant finish.
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