The Falto Lonsdale is far from a new cigar, but it is definitely new to me. Until just recently, I was not aware of this brand, but I ran into them at IPCPR and was able to learn more. Check them out here, at La Garita Cigar. The Falto Lonsdale, is a nice looking cigar. Great construction, smooth, clean wrapper and a nice in hand feel. The pre-light aroma was interesting, and I feel that there were scents that I couldn't decipher, but I definitely smelled natural tobacco, light leather and woody notes. The cold draw was really creamy, with a spice that built the more I drew.
Falto Lonsdale by Falto Cigars
Size: 6.5 x 42
Wrapper: Ecudorian Sumatra
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: ~$7
Cigar Purchased: Sample from Falto Cigars
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The Falto Lonsdale starts off with a nice pepper bite, that lends way to a woody and somewhat earthy note. To begin with, everything is pretty dry and I need water. But that only lasts for about the first half inch, then it clears up. Here is another cigar where the retro hale really amps up the flavor notes, more than I notice on some other cigars. The smoke production was amazingly thick and the burn was spot on. The ash easily held on for an inch.
As the first third neared the second, the flavors started to make a change. There was a coffee flavor, that slowly came into place. By the time I was fully into the second third, the coffee flavor was very good. The finish, although fairly short, was a smooth, sweet cane sugar, that I was really digging. I love not having to worry about the burn, and I actually lose sight in front of me after each exhale, the smoke is so thick.
In the final third of the Falto Lonsdale, the coffee flavors disappeared and the flavors transitioned into a very woody note. The sweetness stayed, but it was very light, and you really have to pay attention to catch them. This is how the cigar finished for me.
The first third was a little wobbly for me, but did have a few high points. The second third completely redeemed that though. The coffee and sweet cane sugar notes were great, and very intriguing. I was sad to see the coffee leave in the final third, but the woody notes were nice. The burn and ash were no slouch, proving great construction. This cigar is definitely worth giving a try, and bringing up on to your radar.
Rating: 81 AKA “If I Had Them”