El Primer Mundo 10th Anniversary
Size: 5.5 x 42
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Rosado
Binder: Dominican San Vicente
Filler: Dominican Corojo 2006, Dominican Criollo Ligero & Dominican Negrito Ligero
Factory: De Los Reyes
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”