Smooth seamless wrapper. Slight Blemish near the foot of the Cigar.
Dry grass and slightly earthy
Not much to detect. The slightest hint of caramel
Very muted flavours. Slight hint of spice akin to ginger but I couldn't be sure.
Very very muted. Hard to get any flavour out of the cigar. If anything, there was a slight straw taste which would explain the dry grass on the pre-draw. The Cigar went out completely at the end of the second third.
After a re-cut and re-light the Cigar gave off a few nice flavours. There was a mild pepper that was balanced by a nice fruitiness.
The finish teases me. There was a return of the caramel, now creamy and strong. It was lovely. Almost immediately the cigar turned. A harsh, bitter, metallic puff of smoke ended this Cigar for me and put me out of my misery.
Very tight. Never opened at all. Had to re-light after second 3rd
All over the place. It needed plenty of touch ups, most likely due to the draw.
Time to smoke:
1hr 35mins total. Around 45mins of that was treating the cigar, touch ups, re-cuts etc...
Value for Money:
I didn't pay for this Cigar. If I had I would have been a lot more disappointed than I already was.
I was looking so forward to this Cigar. I swear by 100% puros. This one was from Nicaragua, which has a decent stronghold in the cigar market. I left it in my humidor for a while to make sure t was well settled. I shouldn't have bothered.
I would never write a cigar off after smoking just one, but on first impression, I'm not impressed.