|A big, beautiful "A" with few flaws and plenty of teeth in the wrapper. It has notes of chocolate, coconut and earth. A smooth, rich medium-bodied cigar.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2001|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2011 | Score: 89
A veiny "A" that draws well. It's medium-bodied woody and nutty flavors are not without a sweetness. A touch of licorice appears on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2008 | Score: 88
A coarse cigar with an even draw. Its core of coca flavors is accompanied by sweet wood notes that have a dry finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2004 | Score: 91
Wonderful color to this large cigar, which burns very well. Rich, sweet and balanced, with wood, coffee, nuts and vanilla flavors. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 93
A gorgeous, pressed maduro with good tooth and color to the wrapper. The draw and burn are perfect. The smoke is floral, rich and slightly sweet. It has coffee notes and an earthy finish. Elegant and balanced.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 88
This enormous cigar has a poorly formed cap and a rustic wrapper. But the draw and burn are perfect, and the cigar shows mellow, medium-bodied flavors of earth, espresso and leather and a long finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 91
Gorgeous color on this long cigar. It draws well and burns beautifully. The smoke is earthy, with cocoa flavors and a note of coffee and espresso. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2000 | Score: 91
A beautiful, huge cigar, with great color and shine, and a few spots. It is bursting with rich flavors of coffee bean and sweet cocoa. Medium bodied and rich.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1999 | Score: 91
Very dark and well made, with some spots. This is a complex cigar with flavors of espresso beans, bitter chocolate and nuts. Some rough spots, but age should make it a classic.
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