|Toasty and woody at first, this little smoke gets strong quickly, loading the palate with heavy notes of nutty marzipan, espresso beans and a ground red pepper spice.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2019|
|Box Date||March 2017|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2017 | Score: 91
The dense smoke of this small cigar imparts a a strong, complex core of woody notes ranging from oak rum barrels to hickory and cedar while an earthy, coffee bean quality accentuates each puff.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 91
Strikingly rich color to this gleaming little cigar, which is rich with earth, walnuts and leathery notes. The draw is even and full.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 90
This attractive little smoke is slightly firm on the draw, but imparts lot of cappuccino character balanced by earthy and nutmeg flavors.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2012 | Score: 91
A delicious little smoke that offers an abundance of coffee bean and nutmeg flavors from the first puff. Subtle salty notes also emerge.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2009 | Score: 92
A handsome petit corona with an expertly crafted 3-seam cap. The leathery flavor core is framed by coffee bean, walnut notes and a fresh tobacco finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2007 | Score: 88
An attractive petit corona with a good cap and fine draw. There is a dusty woodiness to the smoke. Light spice and wood notes also come through. The finish is leathery with a citrus note.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2004 | Score: 87
This stout petit is strong for its size. Its flavors include cedar and black pepper. Some bitterness was noted.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 91
Beautiful, with a fine burn and draw. The smoke has sweet leather and cocoa bean notes, with a toasty character. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 2002 | Score: 89
This tiny smoke features a rich, toasty aroma. The burn and draw are balanced. Flavors consist of nuts and leather, with hints of wood and slight sawdust.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 82
Toothy, veiny and extremely rough. This small cigar has draw problems. The smoke is charry and papery, with a very flat finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2000 | Score: 89
This well-made cigar has great color and shine. It draws easily, filling the mouth with earthy, toasty smoke with hints of leather and cedar.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2000 | Score: 89
This dark, rugged petit corona has a reddish-brown wrapper. It's a rich flavor bomb, with earthy, ashy flavors and a chalky finish. The cigar should be even better with age. Powerful.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 1996 | Score: 89
A small cigar with an oily wrapper. The draw is fine, but the burn is uneven. It is surprisingly full-flavored, with touches of pepper, leather and nuts. It has a buttery, cedary finish.
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