Tasting Notes: Prelight, I get dried cedar with a tinge of honey on the body. The foot gives the same dried cedar with honey but add the typical Davidoff/Zino mustiness/earthiness. Thats the stuff! The cold draw has milk chocolate and breads with some woods and slight herbs. Once lit, I get honey and hay along with
almonds. Good, creamy smoke with light spice. The retrohale is fairly easy with some spice and smokiness. I get a wood note that reminds of a No. 2 pencil. There are also herbal notes at times. Very smooth. In the second third the cigar becomes even better. It gets much richer and sweeter. Rich tobacco, honey, cream, cedar, slight spice and vanilla. The final third becomes less creamy, more cinnamon-like, with slight grassy notes. It’s very smooth, sweet and with baker’s spices through out. This is a great morning stick or a great stick to have when you want something lighter than a Nicaraguan kick while still being well constructed and full of flavor. Pairing Notes: The entire time I’m writing the tasting notes, all I can think about is tapioca pudding with whipped cream and cinnamon- not far from a Mexican Horchata drink. Cinnamon anything 1-2 hours before the smoke. Milk chocolates with the cigar. A good brandy or cognac. A fine aged rum. Amber lager. White wine. Root beer. A good café latte with cinnamon or green tea with honey and cinnamon. Let’s give these guys a shout out on Instagram @back2backcigars and @zinoplatinumcigars.