Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
Cigars Smoked: 1
I cut the cap and there is great resistance. I am not picking up on any specific flavors. I do like the unique shape as it makes the larger ring gauge seem slightly smaller. I am normally not a fan of big ring gauge cigars but with this shape it makes it seem less intimidating.
The first few puffs offer a sweet woodiness. I sense some saltiness as well as a few floral notes here and there. It is overall very smooth and creamy with cedar undertones.
The second third shifts to a leathery profile with the woodiness continuing. There is a certain prominent cedar flavor that develops as well.
Into the final third a spiciness develops as the leather dissipates. The smooth creaminess disappears. The cigar is still enjoyable up until I start to nub the cigar and it begins to get too bitter.
Overall, this was a very enjoyable cigar. I was really surprised that a Connecticut could offer so many different flavors. There was a certain complexity and depth that I do not normally experience in typical Connecticuts. I rate this a 9.0 out of 10.