Review: D’Crossier Imperium Class Vintage Canonazo

             This was supposed to be a group review, but Rob got sick and the other guys got busy. So I stuck to a one paragraph format and kept my notes short in nature.  If you are not familiar with D'Crossier, I did an interview with Santana the owner at IPCPR earlier this year.  You can see that video HERE.  John also did a review of the L'Forte and absolutely loved it HERE.  One thing to note, Santana closed the foot on this cigar, which should affect the release of ammonia and make the cigar age differently.  the foot looks fantastic honestly in regard to construction.  

Wrapper: Costa Rica 
Binder: Ecuador 
Filler: Costa Rica & Dominican Republic

 

The Diplomacy was very smooth, nutty, creamy, dark and toasty in the first third.  I was very impressed, and it reminded me a dessert that kept me coming back for more.  The middle saw brown sugar on the draw, with a nice black pepper burn on the retro.  By the end, I kept tasting toasty cookies, some coffee at times, others the nutty flavors took over.  Overall, very impressed with the Diplomacy.

 

Rating: Box Split – 90.  This was such an excellent cigar, I would feel criminal to give it any less than a 90.  While the body overall was a bit more then I like, the smoking experience was perfect.  This is my second blend I have smoked from Santana at D’Crossier, and he is doing some very good things in Costa Rica.  In a sea full of boutiques, his blending stands out.  I talked to my local shop owner immediately and told him to look into picking the brand up.  I highly suggest trying a D’Crossier if you get your hands on one.

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Comment by Charlie on October 23, 2014 at 11:04am

This is a brand that I haven't got around to smoking yet but I have heard very good things about their smokes so I will be scouting out some singles to try out. Great review

Comment by Cigar Coop on October 23, 2014 at 1:50pm

This is another guy who is doing some great stuff with his blends.

Comment by Charlie on February 1, 2015 at 4:02pm

I finally got around to ordering some of these, I picked up some Robustos...If the body/strength was a little much for you its probably perfect for me. I'm fascinated with Costa Rican tobacco and I hardly ever smoke it, had to grab some of these.

Comment by Ky70 on February 1, 2015 at 4:19pm

Nice review bro.  I've had the Premium blend and Golden 10 yr blend.  Both good

Comment by Charlie on February 1, 2015 at 4:30pm

I have heard that the Imperium vintage is D'Crossier's best blend...for $10 a stick I hope they are...

Comment by Ky70 on February 1, 2015 at 4:35pm

I hear more accolades for the Golden 10 yr but I remember liking the Premium blend more...still have a couple 10 yr in the humi now with about 8 months rest on em

 

Comment by Charlie on February 1, 2015 at 4:38pm

I grabbed the Vintage because it uses a Costa Rican wrapper/filler, you dont see too many Costa Rican wrappers on the market so its worth a try....I picked up some Flor de Selva Maduros as well.

Comment by Ky70 on February 1, 2015 at 4:46pm

Nice!

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