|From its reddish-brown wrapper to great cap, this cigar is a pleasure to behold and smoke. It begins floral with some citrus notes before picking up intensity with white pepper and profound cedar flavors.|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2011|
|Box Date||Dec. 2009|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2015 | Score: 91
Distinct cashew and raisin notes are underscored by a pleasant toasty character. Light floral notes and touches of coffee bean come through as well. Medium bodied and balanced.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 91
Sweet and savory with notable notes of dried orange peel in every puff. Some cedar and almond flavor also come through. The draw is lush and substantial.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2012 | Score: 92
With an even draw and burn this cigar combines the savory and spicy in the form of black pepper and leather flavor rounded out by a coffee-like finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2010 | Score: 92
This large cigar has a lush, substantial draw but burns unevenly. It’s a rich, complex smoke, laden with coffee, cocoa and earth, though balanced by orange peel and pepper flavors.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 87
Nice color to this cigar, which has leather and wood notes. It’s salty and earthy, and the finish is rough.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 10, 2006 | Score: 89
An attractive Churchill whose firm draw delivers charred wood, leather and caramel notes before a spicy finish. It’s a slow starter, but turns complex.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 88
This cigar has wonderful color. The draw is firm. It’s toasty and cedary, with good balance. The finish is woody. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 21, 2004 | Score: 87
This spotty, homely-looking Churchill has a firm draw and a toasty aroma. It has a note of sweetness, while other flavors include leather and cedar. The finish is mellow.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2003 | Score: 89
A wonderful flat cap on this colorado cigar. It has a fine draw. The smoke is woody, with spice and cocoa bean notes. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 86
Well made, but not very oily. It has a firm draw. The smoke is peppery, earthy and musky, with lots of coffee flavor. Hints of cinnamon were also noted. This cigar will improve with age.
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