The Ezra Zion Tantrum was pre-released to select retailers in April and will be officially launched at IPCPR this year. Tantrum is presented in boxes of 28. The total annual production is 1500 boxes and is considered a limited edition.
Since this isn’t fully released, I will re-review the Tantrum after IPCPR.
Ezra Zion Tantrum
Vitola: Presado Pequeno
Size: 4 x 44 Box Press
Wrapper: Vintage Nicaraguan 99 Corojo Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan 98 Criollo
Filler: 5-7 Year Aged Nicaraguan Ligero
Beverage: Sweet Tea
Cigars Smoked for this Review: Three
Smoking Time: 30 Minutes
Price Point: $9.5
Cigar Provided By: Chris Kelly of Ezra Zion
Overall Thoughts: Good cigar, for me the size and keeps it out of the great category. I think Charlie and I from Halfwheel agree on this point. I love the inside of the band which asks people to tweet in a very simple way. The flavor of the cigar is good with a very woody sweetness, a chili flake pepper up front which extends into the middle, and then mellows into a nice creamy oak. The end changed drastically in flavor and turned into a raw cocoa, which was slightly bitter. The smoke production on the Tantrum was amazing, which can be attributed to the soft box press. The construction was not what I have come to expect from Ezra Zion. The box press was very soft, typical of this size cigar. The closer I got to the end the softer the Tantrum got. The overall size of the cigar is too small IMHO. I think if you bump the Tantrum up to a corona gorda (5.25 x 46) with a regular roll vs. a box press, the cigar becomes even better.