Cigar Aficionado

San Cristobal Quintessence Belicoso
Belicoso
88
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
54 54
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Woody and wheaty at first, this belicoso takes on a nutty cashew quality, cedar notes and an underlying earthiness, but a metallic finish offset the score.
Body Medium-Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2019
Price $9.25
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 24, 2017 | Score: 89

Crafted with a belicoso tip, this figurado has a slightly uneven burn that offers bright notes of cedar, nutmeg and a spicy cinnamon zing. The finish is a bit tart.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale