This cigar is a far departure from what I have smoked recently in the fact that it is a Dominican puro. Hallelujah!! Rejoice! It has been far too long since I have smoked a cigar that is predominantly Dominican, let alone one that is a puro.
Construction - What an absolute beauty. I love the color on this cigar and although this is the maduro, it aligns itself with the color of the natural as it is a bit lighter in nature. Overall appearance and product is flawless, not to mention the band which in my opinion is one of the most simplistic yet artistic on the market. ‘
Burn - This sample smoked wonderfully, never leaving you to believe it would be anything other. The draw on this cigar offered up the perfect resistance and smoke production and is arguably one of the best draws I have had in quite some time. Artistic is what this company is all about and so far they have nailed the effort.
Flavor - At the onset this cigar is actually pretty bitter. Overwhelmingly bitter as a matter of fact, but if you hold on for just a few moments, it subsides and rolls in to a really light creaminess balanced with a tangy and bright combination. Through the remainder of the cigar these flavors are dominant but it does introduce a nice earthiness that adds additional complexity, which I will add is warranted and welcomed, simply just to change things up a bit. This cigar won’t knock your socks off in terms of elaboration, but it will offer you something pleasant and consistent, which in a lot of cases is simply desired.