Wrapper: Ecuadorian AA+ Habano Claro
Fillers: Aged 5 Years, Nicaraguan and Dominican
Body: A complex blend of adobo and dry cedar, underlaid with delicate florals.
Foot: The aroma of cedar is intertwined with floral scents, creating an inviting and intricate start.
Cold Draw: The draw reveals a tapestry of cedar, floral, and perfume notes, highlighted by a significant presence of peaches in syrup.
Tasting Notes: The initial puffs offer a Cuban lancero-like quality. The profile is sweet, with smooth cream and a touch of spice. Cedar and a sensation of golden honey or simple syrup tantalize the tongue, followed by floral and apricot-like flavors, and a subtle saltiness. The retrohale adds an oaky character and a sprinkle of black pepper. Increasing in intensity, the second third amplifies the floral and woody notes, taking on a more perfume-like character. The cream texture is rich, paired with an apricot twang and a hint of salt. The rare tobacco quality shines through in this segment. The final third continues with salt, cream, dried fruits, cedar, and a mix of spice. It’s a celebration of what makes a traditional Cuban cigar remarkable, with the added uniqueness of the D’Crossier Lumina blend.
Aged rum or a subtly sweet bourbon, peach or floral-infused herbal tea, a light dessert with salted caramel, an oaky, peppery red wine to resonate with the oaky and black pepper nuances in the retrohale.