La Sirena LT
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras & Nicaragua
Factory: El Paraiso
Cigars smoked for review: 1
Cigars for review provided by: La Sirena Cigars
Prelight: The wrapper has a kick of red pepper, cedar hay and a mild natural sweetness. The foot adds a fudge note, while the cold draw is smooth and light. With a white pepper spice and some mild, natural sweetness.
Beginning: The La Sirena LT starts out mildly in the first quarter inch, but the flavors quickly pick up. Classic Connecticut notes of cedar, hay, nut and a vanilla note. There is no white pepper note though, which I usually expect.
Middle: The creaminess really starts to come through at this point in the LT. There is an earthy, dirty white pepper note that shows up here. This is a mild strength cigar, but the body is medium-full.
End: The La Sirena LT finishes with some muted, sweet cream and coffee notes and some dry woodiness. The strength is still very mild, but the body is medium to full. I had a few minor touch ups and a little issue keeping a burn, but it wasn’t extreme.
Final Thoughts: I smoked a couple of these at IPCPR ’16, and was amazed. I’ve become a big fan of Connecticuts and I smoked these to the nub. This is worth giving a try and keeping a few on hand. As would be expected, this is the lightest offering from La Sirena. So, it fills a missing slot in their portfolio.
Rating: 89 AKA “Five-Pack”