Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Ecuadorian Habano
Body: Sweet cereal grain, slight barn/funk.
Foot: Cereal grain, almond, slight barn/funk.
Cold Draw: Chocolate guava jelly, pungent cedar slight vinegar acidity.
Tasting Notes: This flavor-rich cigar offers notes of fermenting strawberry, guava jelly, bold oak, and black pepper. The experience is clean, creamy, luxuriously rich, and sensationally zingy. Crafted in Costa Rica, this high-quality cigar could easily command a premium.
The second third intensifies the fruity jam flavor and acidity. Oak, black pepper, and creamy smoke endure, with subtle dried Italian herbs and cedar joining the retro-hale. Intriguingly, the finish carries a hint of rice wine vinegar.
The final third presents a unique blend of fruit, pepper, oak, acidity, and newly added horseradish. Persistent notes of vanilla, fruit, pepper, and a creamy, zesty finish make this a cigar enthusiast’s delight.
Pairing Notes: Almond biscotti, guava pastries, strawberries with balsamic vinegar reduction, creamy cheeses like Camembert, dark chocolate with sea salt, Costa Rican coffee, sushi with horseradish wasabi, artisan bread with olive oil and vinegar dip.