Review: El Primer Mundo 10th Anniversary

El Primer Mundo 10th Anniversary

Size: 5.5 x 42

Vitola: Corona

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado

Binder: Dominican San Vicente

Filler: Dominican Corojo 2006, Dominican Criollo Ligero & Dominican Negrito Ligero

Factory: De Los Reyes

MSRP: $8.50

Cigars smoked for review: 1

Cigars for review provided by: El Primier Mundo

Note: For this review I used Cigar Federation's rating system

Prelight: While the wrapper is pretty straightforward, with notes of cedar and tobacco, the foot is bready, with some natural tobacco sweetness. The cold draw is a combination of these, with notes of cedar, bread and some natural tobacco sweetness.

Smoking: This El Primer Mundo 10th Anniversary starts off with some tingly pepper notes. Up front is a mix of black and white pepper, with the occasional red pepper blast. The finish, though still tingly and spicy, has a creamy cedar note hiding underneath. Halfway though, the spice calms down and the creaminess is more noticeable.

The second third changes up to a peppery bread note and there is also a gritty earthiness here now. A bitter coffee note shows up every now and then as well.

The final third remains spicy, but it is a bit more muted now. Notes of oak and wood start to appear here too, and they start to cycle for dominance with the pepper.

Construction: The burn in the first third is nice and neat, with a tight ash. The second third required a few touchups, but otherwise burned well. The burn in the final third required quie a few touchups, but still burned. Other than the wavy burn, the construction was solid.

Final Thoughts: The El Primer Mundo 10th Anniversary is a well-made cigar. The flavors meld well and there is plenty of complexity to keep the smoker engaged. Size-wise I was in love, but flavor-wise it didn’t hit my liking. I have never been a huge fan of pepper, which this cigar has plenty, but it wasn’t overpowering or a deal killer. But, remember that it does affect my rating and it may be right up your alley.

Rating: 84 AKA “A Couple”

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Comment by Ky70 on February 16, 2017 at 9:04am

Thanks for the review.  I spent some time trying to get this cigar and I never found a reliable vendor to order from.  Based on the last few reviews I've seen, this cigar does not appear to warrant the hunt.

Comment by Jeff M. on February 21, 2017 at 7:26am

Thanks for the review!

Comment by 007MI6 on February 25, 2017 at 11:03am

No problem guys!


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