Wrapper: Select Ecuadorian Habano
Filler: Special selection of Nicaraguan
Appearance: This cigar is a true pyramid which tapers from one end to the other, the wrapper is smooth and a bit oily with some small veins with the color of cocoa.
The wrapper has the aroma of sweet chocolate and the foot has cocoa and light spice...
First 3rd: starts with a strong flavor that hits you in the back of the throat but this fades and turns more to medium full and the 5 year old 2007 vintage tobacco shines through and smooths it all out and some spice comes through and cocoa rounds out the flavor.
Second 3rd: The ash holds up a solid 2" showing how well constructed this cigar is, the burn is even with only light touch ups needed. Flavor slight Cocoa with spice and roasted nuts but still medium full in strength and body.
Final 3rd: This cigar doesn't Change flavor to drastically through the entire session and stays complex and smooth in body and flavor. I smoked the cigar down to the last 3/4" and it never became hot it just picked up some strength bet was never harsh.
Final thoughts: This is the most complex and full flavored Montecristo I have ever had outside a Cuban Montecristo but was very refined and smooth despite the medium full body, overall a great cigar that even a newer smoker would love but a more experience smoker will appreciate and savor.
This cigar would be a great cigar to lay down in your humidor to age and see if the great cigar could really become one of if not the best cigar you ever had!! I'm doing just that and will let you know!!
Joel Hewitt Reisterstown/Westminster stores.