This cigar is unique in that only a handful of U.S. based B&Ms are able to carry them. In fact, as a Spanish release, it was never meant to be released to the United States. The story goes that a few shops were able to get some samples and loved them so much Quesada finally gave in and agreed to sell to a select few state-side brick and mortars.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Arapiraca
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Cigars Smoked: 1
Size: 5 1/2 x 42
After cutting the cigar the pre-light draw gives a brown sugar sweetness mixed with aged tobaccos. The draw is spot on and construction seems to be the same.
The first third begins with a general nuttiness. This cigar is very smooth but there is a slight acidic flavor present in the undertones. A woodiness joins the mix bringing with it coffee. The flavors begin to gain depth as they become intense. There is a lot going on but it balances nicely. The ash is holding firm as well.
Into the second third cedar develops as the woodiness and nuttiness continue. The acidic flavor is present still but becoming less intense.
With the final third the general woodiness comes in with full force. There is a sweet and nutty finish. I let it go out with around an inch left.
Overall, this was a very good cigar. I really enjoy these every now and then when I am craving a nutty-woody experience.
This cigar rates a 92 out of 100, meaning I would split a box.