I've been trying to think if I have tried any Cubanacan to date, and I can't think of any. So, I am going into this without any prior opinions on what to expect. The looks are top notch and I'm a sucker for a torpedo. And this one looks amazing. I'm ready to get going.
Habano by Cubanacan
Size: 6 1/8 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $7.95
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The Cubanacan Habano has a very clean wrapper and seams, with a band that just draws my attention. The shiny red, raised graphics look clean on the white band. The prelight aroma has a nice amount of strength behind it, and has some very pleasant aromas. There is a slight amount of spice and a little bit stronger cedar note. The cold draw was perfectly smooth, with a natural sweetness and a little creaminess.
The first third of the Cubanacan Habano starts off very smooth and quite creamy. There is just the slightest spice present, but mainly there is a dry cedar note. There is also this almost earthy/leather/tobacco mix, which never defines into one solid note, but is very tasty. The finish on this cigar is loooooooong! It starts out as a dry finish but becomes a bit savory, causing my mouth to water. And the aftertaste is like that of a smokey, marshmallow cream-like texture. Perfect burn, nice ash and decent smoke. There is a lot of body and flavor to this cigar already. So far so good.
The Cubanacan Habano continues strong into the second third. Not in power, so much as flavor and body. There is still just a small amount of spice, though maybe a bit more than before, and it gives a little tingle. Even the retrohale is quite smooth, a little spice, but mainly a great dry cedar note on the olfactory's. The finish is still long as can be, consisting of a savory woody note, that seems to never leave my palette between puffs. The burn is still great and the smoke has picked up. The body and flavor are quite full here too.
The final third comes together very nicely. The body is definitely full and the strength is pushing the top of medium, into full at times. Mostly cedar notes, with some underlying earthiness and naturally sweet tobacco, but the the finish is simply amazing. Long, smooth and creamy, with a clean, dry cedar note. Don't forget to retrohale this baby, it really awakens these notes. Burn, ash and smoke? Perfect. No issues at all.
I actually smoked it a bit further than in this pic, until it got a strong bit in the narrow head. Great cigar. It's also worth noting that one of my neighbors stopped by to bring my wife some flowers from her garden, and she must have mentioned at least three times how good this cigar smelled. So, praise from a non-smoker, just based on the room note. What else can I say? I had no issues and really enjoyed this smoke. So much so, that I feel I kind of missed noting some of the flavors. But, that is a compliment in itself. #BuyNow :)
Rating: 91 AKA “Box Split"