Wrapper: Habano from Jalapa
Fillers: Dominican, Esteli, and Peru
Body: An intricate mix of molasses, menthol, and dried pear.
Foot: Delicately dusted with cocoa powder
Cold Draw: A marriage of cocoa powder and caramel
Opening: Experience a harmonious equilibrium of flavors- sweet and salty in a single breath. The smoke blossoms, revealing notes of white pepper, toast, and toasted nuts, all wrapped in a layer of buttercream sugar icing that brings to mind fresh sweet bread. The retrohale adds an intriguing twist with a blend of black pepper and sweet cake.
Development: As the journey progresses, the flavors deepen into a decadent blend of honey-drizzled roasted almonds, a sprinkle of sea salt, and the warmth of cinnamon. The smooth, velvety texture is intersped with the occasional spike of black pepper, adding depths to the palate. The retrohale enhances the balance, offering the most harmonious cigar experience in memory.
Finale: The culmination boasts a flavor explosion of toasty brioche, sweet marzipan, and a pinch of spicy nutmeg. While the saltiness subtly tempers the sweetness, a bold undercurrent of rich espresso persists. All these flavors combine to give a sensory impression evocative of a joyous birthday cake.
Pairing Notes: Salted Caramel Popcorn, White Wine, Hazelnut Latte, Honey-Roasted Almonds, Cinnamon-Toast Crunch, Sea Salt Caramel, Hot Chocolate, Toasted Brioche, Amaretto Liqueur, Espresso.