I've had the idea to start revisiting cigars that I have reviewed, when I come across some more. The other day I just happened to pick up this Mederos Habano, and thought now was as good a time as any to get out there and see how it goes. These will be a little shorter and to the point. Check out the original review HERE.
Mederos Habano by Cubanacan
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Factory: Tabacalera Cubanacan (Nicaragua)
Cigars smoked for review: 1
Cigar for review provided by a fellow BOTL
Note: For this review I used CigarFederation's rating system.
Prelight: The wrapper aroma is very fragrant. There is a strong floral note, with side notes of slightly sweet tobacco and leather. The foot of the cigar has a lot of cocoa notes to add. The constructions looks great and the entire length of the cigar is firmly packed. The cold draw has lots of cedar, mixed with some natural tobacco.
Beginning: The first few puffs of this Mederos Habano combines the prelight notes into a delicious chocolate covered fruit flavor. About a quarter of an inch in, the sweetness fades back, but the chocolate and fruit notes remain with a smokey characteristic. The profile and finish are dry, yet creamy, lingering for a long time. Even burn, a tight ash and a tasty medium body/strength, this Habano is starting out on a high note.
Middle: The second third of the Mederos continues with the chocolate fruit note, but it is muted some more. The front of the profile has a woody, cedar note with the chocolate fruit note coming through as the finish progresses.
End: The final third of this Mederos Habano loses some of it’s creamy, sweet character, but remains a tasty smoke. The wood notes take over with a more abrasive finish and profile, at least compared to the beginning. Still a solid medium strength cigar, the burn and ash are evidence of quality construction.
Original Rating: 84 AKA "A Couple"
Revisited Rating: 87 AKA “5-pack”
Final Thoughts: I was pleasantly surprised to see that the flavors and the body I was looking for the last time came through. The Cubanacan Mederos Habano is a worthy cigar indeed. The high price tag brings down the feasibility for smoking too many of these though.