Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Cigars smoked for review: 1
Cigars for review provided by: Ventura Cigar Company
The Ecuadorian wrapper has a very pungent aroma of fermented tobacco, earth, cocoa, and hay. At first it is strong and pungent, but after a few inhales there is an underlying sweetness that starts to show through. The foot is similar but much more sweet forward, while the cold draw his very woody and smooth.
The first few puffs of this Archetype are very vegetal, with smokey, caramel sweetness, and a spicy finish. The vegetal notes fade back as the cigar progresses and spicy & dry wood notes ramp up to make pretty level, three note profile.
The second third is very similar to the first. Heavy vegetal notes and a very dry, woody finish.
This cigar ends on a long and dry woody note.
- The ash was very tight and even, with a straight burn line.
Profile: Overall Flavors:
This cigar had no real issues. The burn was straight, it never went out, didn’t need any babysitting. The strength and body were a fairly full medium and the finish was dry and woody. My only complaint was that it was a bit of a steady note cigar, mostly because those few notes were not my favorite. I want more sweet notes, fruit notes, creamy, etc. So, give it a try, especially if this profile sounds like your jam. Maybe you’ll have a different experience.
Rating: 83 AKA “If I Had Them”