|Made with a golden-brown wrapper and three-seam cap. Every strong, up-front note of leather and earth is balanced by sweeter nuances of raisin and gingerbread. A floral note also comes through before the rich and nutty finish.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2019|
|Box Date||June 2015|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 27, 2009 | Score: 87
An attractive cigar with soft spots. The draw is firm, but still offers a woody and nutty smoke with walnut flavors developing on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2007 | Score: 92
Well made with a rich, tawny wrapper. The burn is a little off, but complex notes of leather, spice and coffee bean lead to a rich tobacco finish. Full-bodied and balanced.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2005 | Score: 92
Nearly perfect in appearance, this cigar draws smoothly. It’s a rich smoke, with a toasty, cedary intensity. A medium to full-bodied smoke that shows complexity and balance.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 89
Light brown and slightly coarse, this cigar produces a rich aroma. It has creamy caramel flavors with a hint of vanilla. The finish is very cedary.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2003 | Score: 88
Rich and red in color, with a fine cap, the cigar's appearance is marred by some wrinkles. It has a fine draw. The flavor is leathery, earthy and smacking of coffee beans and spice. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 88
This cigar draws and burns well. It's full bodied: salty and spicy with a nutty note and a leathery finish. It's young, but it will improve over time.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 87
This cigar shows some construction flaws, but it has a good draw. The smoke is tart and woody, with hints of chocolate and leather. A medium to full-bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 86
This cigar has a nice cap, but the wrapper is veiny. The draw is a bit tight. It has a bready flavor, with notes of dry wood. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2000 | Score: 88
This good-looking cigar draws and burns well. The silky, peppery smoke has complex notes of earth, dark chocolate and espresso. Some dried citrus flavors were also noted.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 1997 | Score: 88
A rustic, wrinkled and soft cigar. It is medium-bodied, showing some power along with a solid core of tobacco flavor, but it remains dry.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 89
This cigar has a solid coffee bean character and is loaded with a core of spiciness. It is medium- to full-bodied with a smooth, leathery finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1996 | Score: 90
This solid cigar has an easy draw and an even burn. It delivers complex flavors, including pepper and spice, and packs a punch without being harsh.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1996 | Score: 89
This spicy cigar delivers mouth-filling smoke with an earthy flavor. It has a long finish. Some inconsistency was noted in the draw.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1994 | Score: 89
This full-bodied cigar has rich flavors of dark chocolate and a leathery spiciness, but a tough draw limits it.
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