After reviewing the Cremo Grandeur last week, I figured I would tackle Cremo’s upcoming November release, Clutch City. I really had to search all over the internet to learn anything about this cigar. I don’t have much, but here is what I have.
Pretty sure the cigar is being made in conjunction with Clutch City, who sells clothing apparel. This makes sense, considering Cremo and Clutch City are based in Miami. This is a link to a box photo I found on the interwebs.
If you look at the picture of the Clutch City box (see below) you will notice two things. First, the box looks like it is a ten count. Second, the vitola shown isn't a torpedo. Not sure what this means, but we will find out in the coming weeks.
The official release is scheduled for sometime in November.
This will be a shorter review than usual today. With the baby, I had a small window to write up my notes :)
Clutch City by Cremo Cigars
Size: 6 x 52?
Wrapper: Not Disclosed
Binder: Not Disclosed
Filler: Not Disclosed
Cigars Smoked for this Review: Two
Price Point: TBA
Cigar Purchased: Samplers from Cremo Cigars
Quick Note: For this review we used my rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The Clutch City is a solid cigar on the flavor front. In the beginning, there are notes of raw cedar and earth. The first third of the Clutch City is very dark, and has a very nice sweetness about it and a long creamy finish. The Clutch City made a shift in the middle to black pepper with nice contrasting notes of hay and grass. Also, there were a few notes of cinnamon on the retrohale. The final third was my favorite with multi-dimensional notes of pepper, earth, syrup sweetness, and a hint of citrus.
This is a solid full-bodied and -flavored cigar with medium strength. I really dug the Ferrari like band which is completely the opposite of the traditional style of Cremo. If there is one thing I would change about the cigar, it would be the vitola. I think this cigar didn’t work in the torpedo, and I think it would shine much better in a round format.
Interestingly, I was only able to rate this cigar on flavor, not price, since it hasn’t been announced yet. I would have to assume the price point will be above $10 which would have affected my rating since I always factor in price point. Both samples had one major issue: too much filler in the head of the cigar. This really impacted the draw, and I had to cut off quite a bit on the first sample to avoid the tar buildup.
I don’t see the Clutch City landing on too many Top 10 lists this year, but the Clutch City is hands down better than the Cremo Grandeur, and might be my new favorite Cremo.
Rating: 88 AKA “Five Pack”
Photo Credit: Clutch City Flickr