Body: Fig and rawhide.
Foot: Menthol and rawhide.
Cold Draw: Beef stock, rawhide dog bone, toasted sesame.
Tasting Notes: I can see this is a different cigar from the Batista. The first third is sweet agave nectar, rawhide, sesame oil, red pepper, sugarcane, an almost artificial sweetener, and red pepper oil. Almost jalapeño on the retro. Oily smoke like olive oil; reminds me of Chimichurri. Herbal, parsley, tree bark, which is really the rawhide, and a bit of menthol by way of mint leaf…also curry? On the second third: mint leaves, oil, agave, maple syrup, parsley, dried oregano, red and white pepper, floral perfume-like cherry blossom…maybe berry also? There’s a wagyu fatty meatiness, Korean BBQ, and sesame. The final third is white pepper, mint leaf, oil, cherry blossom, craisin, white chocolate, rawhide, raisin, and tamarind.
Pairing Notes: Over-proof rye bourbon. Mint tea with honey or agave 30 minutes prior. Fatty Steak. Salmon. Coffee, lite & sweet. Tootsie Rolls. Cinnamon rolls. Jamaican beef patty. Orange soda. Flan.