|First puffs of this robusto are floral with mineral notes, but it soon segues into a nutty, creamy smoke full of leather and cocoa intonations with a bit of spice.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2018|
|Box Date||March 2017|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2017 | Score: 87
The visible pores and gnarly veins of the wrapper give this cigar a very rustic appearance. Some nutmeg and walnut notes are discernible, but muted, as is the herbal finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2015 | Score: 87
The draw of this robusto is notably firm. Rich impressions of leather and coffee bean are offset by a slightly soapy aftertaste.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 90
This predominantly woody smoke draws and burns evenly, leaving some coffee notes and fresh tobacco flavor on the palate.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011 | Score: 91
Slightly box pressed with a medium claro wrapper. A delicious, toasty smoke that opens to show tea and leather.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 18, 2008 | Score: 92
Richly hued with an even burn and draw. It is a creamy and rich cigar with earth and cocoa bean notes. Cedary flavors precede the long, woody finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 92
Nearly flawless in appearance, this cigar has earthy, salty flavors complemented by leather, tobacco and rich wood, plus cumin and cinnamon. Complex, with a long finish, and a medium to full body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 90
Pleasantly tawny in color, with a skillfully made cap, this leathery cigar also has notes of cocoa, toast and nuts. A balanced, medium to full-bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2003 | Score: 91
Good color and construction. The cigar has a roasty, toasty flavor, with notes of caramel, cedar and nuts. Medium bodied, smooth and delicious.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2003 | Score: 86
A good-looking, golden robusto with a firm draw and uneven burn. It has a toasty aroma and rich leathery flavors that develop as it smokes. Medium to full body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2002 | Score: 87
Box pressed with a pale wrapper and a fine, 3-seam cap. It's a wheaty, woody smoke with a dry wood flavor and a hint of leather. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2002 | Score: 83
The cap on this cigar is very rough. The smoke is sharp and tart, with apple and leather notes and a rough finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2001 | Score: 89
This brownish-red cigar is well built. The draw is a tad firm. The smoke is a bit dry and toasty, but with good balance, and some notes of sweet spice such as cinnamon.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 88
A medium to full bodied smoke. This cigar has a core of leather and coffee beans notes. There is a bit of tariness on the palate.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 89
This is a well-balanced medium bodied cigar. There is a hint of pepper, and nice woody smoothness on the palate. A dry wood finish.
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