|A rough-looking cigar with a smooth, easy draw and an even burn. It has earthy tobacco flavors along with a touch of spice and chocolate. A nice finish. *June 1995|
|Issue||Cigar Insider – Feb 01, 1996|
|Box Date||Jun. 1995|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2016 | Score: 89
Overwhelming floral notes dissipate for a cedary, nutty smoke redolent of almonds. The finish is woody and dry.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 27, 2013 | Score: 87
This smoke has some leathery, creamy qualities but they are ultimately offset by cardboard notes. The cigar lacks depth, and has a flat finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2012 | Score: 91
A full, lush draw imparts a floral, tea-like smoke that picks up intensity to show roasted nuts and smoky mesquite flavors.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2011 | Score: 92
A veiny robusto that smokes evenly. The draw imparts a rich smoke to the palate, full of coffee, leather and woody notes that leave a floral finish on the palate.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2009 | Score: 91
Although the draw on this cigar is firm, the flavors are very substantial and meaty ranging from cocoa bean and earth to leather and wood. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2007 | Score: 91
A peppery cigar with lots of coffee and leather notes. While the start is somewhat rough, the smoke improves vastly. A medium- to full-bodied cigar with a mellow, toasty finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 05, 2006 | Score: 89
A dark and oily wrapper covers this cigar. Toasty wood notes come through as well as earth and aged meat. There are light ginger spice notes on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 90
Reddish brown in color with an oily wrapper. It has dusky caramel, leather and coffee bean flavors with a good amount of spice. A full-bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 91
This cigar has a full and easy draw, and is loaded with flavor. It’s earthy and sweet, with cedar, spice and toffee notes. Full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 26, 2005 | Score: 89
This attractive, well-made cigar is spicy and woody, with leather notes and some charry character.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2004 | Score: 88
Shiny brown and smooth, this cigar has a fine draw and burn. It’s strong, with a woody aroma. Flavors are steady with a woody and wheaty finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2004 | Score: 86
This robusto burns poorly. It has dry flavors, with hints of orange peel and cedar, but has some bitter notes, and lacks depth. Medium in body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 84
A rough wrapper covers this cigar. The draw is firm. It's strong at first, but turns papery, and finishes rather bland.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 90
This cigar has a light but pretty wrapper. It has a pleasant aroma, and wisps of chocolate and caramel flavor. A hint of leather develops on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 89
This cigar has a solid toasty taste, with a solid core of coffee bean notes. It has a long pleasing finish, and is well-balanced.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 1999 | Score: 87
A veiny, wrinkled and reddish wrapper. The cigar is fairly hearty, with hints of red clay, mint and musk. The finish is short and unimpressive, but box age will make it better.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 90
A medium to full bodied cigar. It has a strong earthy component with leather and cocoa bean. Beautiful wrapper, and extremely well-made. Long nutty finish.
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