|A well constructed “A” size with an oily wrapper and beautiful complexion. The draw is notably firm, though it imparts a light nuttiness and woody notes.|
|Issue||Cigar Insider – Mar 09, 2010|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2008 | Score: 88
A deeply hued, golden brown cigar with an inordinately firm draw. Some of its richness still gets through, showing toast, coffee bean and tea on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 19, 2007 | Score: 90
A beautiful “A” size with a rich complexion. An even draw loads the palate with coffee, wood and tobacco notes that have an underlying sweetness.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2006 | Score: 94
Nearly perfect in appearance, this “A” has a slightly firm draw and an even burn. The smoke is rich and smooth, with nutmeg, vanilla and wood notes. An elegant, balanced and rich cigar with a medium to full body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2004 | Score: 85
This “A” has some inconsistency in appearance, as well as draw problems. It has mild, toasty flavors, with some dry wood notes.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 90
A lovely three-seam cap tops this "A." It's earthy and woody, with maize and marzapan notes and a hint of toffee. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 87
This "A" has a well-made cap. The smoke has a toasted almond flavor, with hints of orange peel and wood. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 01, 2001 | Score: 82
Impressively built, with a well-made cap. The cigar has a very tight draw and it burns crookedly. The smoke is sour, raw and grassy, and simply disappointing.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 85
A creased cigar with a sandy colored wrapper. The smoke is mild, grassy and wheaty. It lacks depth.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 1998 | Score: 88
A veiny, pale wrapper. The cigar burns slowly, with earthy, woody flavors. It's smooth, with hints of pepper, but it lacks depth. A medium-bodied cigar.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1997 | Score: 86
A cigar with very light, mild characteristics. It has a cedary note on the palate with some papery flavors.
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