|A softly pressed belicoso that smokes evenly and consistently. It imparts a toasty smoke balanced by notes of nuts, caramel a bit of spice and a floral finish.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2018|
|Box Date||February 2014|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2016 | Score: 87
Overly floral, almost to the point of perfumey, this belicoso has a slight vanilla quality as well. The finish is notably dry.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2014 | Score: 88
The draw of this torpedo is firm, but still imparts an earthy combination of minerals, cocoa and tangy tea notes.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 89
A pressed torpedo with a lush draw and even burn. It's a toasty, cedary smoke with some dusty notes on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 90
A nutty, earthy pyramid with base notes of coffee and chocolate. The draw is a bit firm, but manages to communicate a lot of flavor.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011 | Score: 91
This peppery belicoso draws and burns consistently, offering some coffee bean, nuts and citrus around the peppery core.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 06, 2008 | Score: 91
Covered in a beautiful reddish-brown leaf, this belicoso has an excellent draw. Its core of coffee bean flavor issweetened with a cocoa note before the earthy finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2005 | Score: 90
A balanced cigar with rich, decadent smoke. It has a nutty, earthy quality and a rich finish. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 21, 2004 | Score: 90
A beautiful figurado with a few bumps and veins and a perfect cap. This aromatic cigar has rich leathery, woody flavors with a solid tobacco taste. It also has a hint of orange peel. Well balanced and strong.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2003 | Score: 90
An attractive belicoso. The draw is superb, and it burns with a light gray ash. It's complex, with flavors including anise, coffee and sweet spices. It builds in strength and character as it's smoked.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2003 | Score: 88
This cigar features earthy, leathery flavors with a hint of sweetness, but it lacks complexity. A medium-bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 86
Veiny and rough, this belicoso has an inconsistent draw and burn. It's cedary and leathery, with some tarry notes. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2001 | Score: 92
Very dark, very oily and well made. The cigar is syrupy, with toasty, nutty flavors and a medium body. The finish is cedary.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 2001 | Score: 89
The belicoso tip on this cigar is perfect. The cigar has an irregular burn and a nutty, toasty flavor with a hint of cinnamon.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2000 | Score: 92
A full-bodied cigar with an excellent balance of flavors between earthiness and woodiness. There are also strong sweet spice notes, with a hint of nuttiness.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2000 | Score: 87
This rustic pyramid is solid, but the wrapper is poorly stretched. It burns well, showing earthy, toasty flavors and a big, chalky finish. It has hints of green, sweet grass, showing its youth.
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