The latest release from the Dunhill brand is the Heritage. The Heritage is blended to be much fuller than Dunhill’s other blends. Which, is probably obvious with the use of an Ecuadorian Habano Ligero for the wrapper. Produced in Honduras at the STG Danlí factory, the Heritage is packaged in a very Cuban style, from the box to the band.
Dunhill Heritage Box-Pressed Robusto
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Ligero
Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
Factory: STG Danlí
Cigars smoked for review: 1
Cigar for review provided by General Cigar Co.
Note: For this review I used CigarFederation's rating system.
Prelight: The wrapper of this Dunhill is very fragrant. Lots of fermented tobacco scents off the bat. But they evolve into a smooth mix of leather, earth and hay. The cold draw is great, with notes of cinnamon, earth and spice. There is also a thick chocolate note, which is similar to that of a thick, chocolate pudding. Construction looks great as well, with a very uniform, medium brown leaf, clean box-press and a uniform packing.
Beginning: The initial light up of this Dunhill Heritage, starts with a solid vegetal note. A few puffs later a white pepper spice starts to show up. I am also getting the occasional pocket of salt, which eventually becomes part of the main profile. Halfway through, there is a nice, smooth buttery note that lingers on the finish. Overall, it is a pretty bold profile. The construction quality I mentioned in the pre-light shows to be true. The burn line is very straight, with a tight & firm ash, and nice smoke quality.
Middle: The second third of the Dunhill Heritage is a little less intense, with a lot of wood and earth notes up front. I am still getting some of the vegetal notes, though they are more muted, and there is a little bit of cinnamon wafting in and out. The retrohale also has a pretty hefty spice burn on it. I do have to make a few touch-ups here, but nothing major and the ash continues to be tight.
End: The final third of this Heritage remains bold and flavorful, with wood, vegetal and earth notes. But there is a sweetness that keeps trying to show itself. Sometimes it seems like a caramel notes, but it’s kind of hard to pin, as it doesn’t solidify itself that far. The finish isn’t very long, but what there is is tasty. I did not have to make any corrections on this third and the ash held on quite well from start to finish. Even had a nice amount of thick, white smoke throughout.
Final Thoughts: Very good cigar. Quality construction and lots of flavors jumping around to keep you interested. Though it is a little pricey, it is definitely a well made, well blended cigar, worthy of picking some up.
Rating: 90 AKA "Box Split"