Body: The scent of a ripe peach, and notes of barnyard.
Foot: Raspberry and chocolate.
Cold Draw: I get a burst of flavor, like when I bite into a chocolate-covered cherry. Love that.
Tasting Notes: In the first third I get leather, raspberry, Spanish cedar, black pepper, cream, Craisin, and at times a sarsaparilla root. In the second third I get freeze dried raspberries again, Craisins again, and more cedar, but now this finish becomes more like oak. The black pepper turns to white pepper, but it’s one of the best white peppers I’ve ever had. I get tartness, spices, cream and I also start to get charcoal further in. I also keep getting this phantom flavor of strawberry Laffy taffy. Incredible. In the final third the fruits intensify. They become almost candied. I also get herbs like thyme and the smoke becomes more syrup-like. Black pepper previals as I set in disbelief of how good this cigar really is. Let us be grateful for Costa Rica! And there is that strawberry Laffy Taffy again.
Pairing Notes: Peach Snapple. Chocolate covered cherries. Bourbon. Scotch. French toast. Craisins. Root beer/sarsaparilla. Strawberry Laffy Taffy and hour beforehand. Blackened seafood. Shrimp scampi. Coca Cola. Root beet float.