5×54 Box Pressed
Wrapper: Barrel aged Nicaraguan Habano
Fillers: Ometepe, Jalapa, and Esteli
Body: Eucalyptus, honey and wood with slight graham.
Foot: More eucalyptus and wood.
Cold Draw: Apple fruit leather, mahogany furniture smell, salt and a rawhide note.
Tasting Notes: The first third begins with mahogany, a sweet delicious apple slice, black and red pepper, cream and a zing I’m in love with. There is also a syrup with sweetness. The retro is very satisfying with a black pepper umami. I’m impressed out of the gate.
In the second third the mahogany got dried and turned a bit more cedar, the apple turned tart, the sweetness lightens while the cream is still there along with cinnamon.
In the final third I get that apple along with cedar, oak, black pepper, cream, and a cinnamon finish. This was a very enjoyable cigar to say the least.
Pairing Notes: Try an apple earlier in the day. Bourbon of any kind. Break out a nice Canadian Whiskey. Steak. Apricot or apple cinnamon tea. Apple pie.