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.
Adam Wintrich (verified owner) –
Wow what a great stick. Black pepper and cedar are definitely the forward flavors in this stick for me. It does mellow slightly, but flavors were great from start to finish. The burn for me was also really good throughout (which I am very ocd about) overall Really solid stick for the price, buying more after I submit this.