As an extension of the original Mi Querida cigar, the Mi Querida Triqui Traca was described by master blender Steve Saka as a heavier and chewier cigar in terms of strength and less related to an injection of pepper. That in and of itself got us excited to review this cigar. Well that and the hype that came along with this much anticipated release. Let's get in to it.
Construction - The construction on both samples smoked was marvelous and as impeccable as it gets. The thick Connecticut broadleaf wrapper is rigid and firm, but the cigar overall is just delightfully dense. If you choose not to smoke this cigar, you could always use it as a billy Club. With all the great, perhaps our favorite part was the cap placement and you might be thinking really? Cap placement?? It terms of properly cutting a cigar, you hope for a reasonable cap structure. You want the placement to be crafted well enough to keep everything together and on these cigars it was nonpareil. We have simply never seen such a production work of art.
Burn - The burn on both paralleled the construction, burning as even as we have ever seen a cigar, while producing nice, thick, heavy smoke with an effortless draw to boot. This is certainly a full body cigar as anticipated given the tobacco used and by feeling the weight of the cigar in your hand. It’s everything you want in a great burn experience.
Flavor - The way Saka described this cigar is on point. Pepper is present, but only in a mild supporting roll while the “strength” of flavor really comes from an in your face combination of earthy, woody, and slightly sweet that is pretty long lasting and unchanged. The balance gives you an obnoxiously good savoriness that we just haven’t tasted before. It’s seductively sublime and extremely well balanced. The flavor profile doesn’t really change a whole lot at various points in the cigar, and not only is that ok, it’s appreciated and warranted in this cigar. Anything other, may have been disappointing.
Now this cigar does come in at a premium compared to the original Mi Querida at $11.00 a stick, which is fine! It’s a better cigar and absolutely worth the additional few dollars. We feel this smoke can be enjoyed by anyone, but certainly suited for those who really appreciate cigars beyond a casual nature.
Vcuteverything - "It's not Tiki Taki"
Blossomsmokess - "Fucking wild! Loved the flavors, but kicked my ass"
Cigarheadzhtx - "Great flavor, beautiful cigar and even burn!"
Julian.spring - "Decent stick, enjoyable alternative to the original blend"
Knightcigar - "Da Bomb!"
Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
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