The Senorial 65th Anniversary is the first limited edition cigar from Las Cumbres Tabaco. The cigar itself commemorated Jose Blanco's 65th birthday and is limited to 20,000 cigars. The cigar is a beautiful 5 3/4 x 55 perfecto called Perfecto Elégance and is available in boxes of 10. I believe the CigFed store is currently sold out, but when in stock they are sold as singles and 5-packs as well.
Senorial 65th Anniversary - La Cumbres Tabaco
Size: 5 3/4 x 55
Vitola: Perfecto Elégance
Wrapper: 6 Year Old Piloto Cubano - La Canela Farm
Binder: Dominican Corojo - La Canela Farm
Filler: 5 Year Old Dominican Piloto Cubao Ligero - La Canela Farm
5 Year Old Dominican Corojo Viso - Jacagua Farm
5 Year Old Dominican Corojo Seco - Gurabo Farm
Factory: Tabacalera Palma
Cigars smoked for review: 2
Cigars for review were purchased from SmallBatchCigars.com
Note: For this review I used CigarFederation's rating system
Pre-Light: The Senorial 65th Anniversary is a beautiful cigar. The Perfecto Elégance is a wonderful size that smokes great as well. Everything about the Senorial 65th screams "Classic Cigar."
The Piloto Cubano wrapper had a toothy feel and offered up notes of warm cinnamon, roasted nuts and milk chocolate. The cold draw was smooth and tasted exactly how it smelled.
Beginning: The Senorial 65th Anniversary gave me a "wow" moment on the first puff. Notes of sweet cream, roasted nuts and cedar were present on the tongue and balanced nicely by a bright spice on the retrohale. The flavors progressed through the first third and a delicious nougat note showed up on the finish. The first third of this cigar was rather impressive.
Middle: As the ring gauge opened up the flavors became a bit more earthy. The sweetness took a step back while the profile focused more on earth (cedar and sweet tobacco) and spice (white pepper spice on the retro). These flavors held steady for middle inch. As the ring gauge began to taper off the sweetness returned.
End: The strength stepped up to a solid medium while the sweetness returned to balance out the profile. The final third of this cigar was very similar to the first third with a perfect balance of sweet, earth and spice.
Final Thoughts: I absolutely loved the beginning and end of the Senorial 65th Anniversary. The middle portion was good as well, but the lack of sweetness was a bit of a turn off. There is a ton of flavor in there and the delicate balance at the beginning is quite impressive. The end takes that same balance and ramps the flavors up a bit. I'm curious to see what some rest does for the middle portion. If that middle inch can smooth out and pick up some of that sweetness, then we are talking about a near perfect cigar. As it stands, the Senorial 65th Anniversary is a damn fine cigar that is worth every penny.
Rating: 90 AKA "Box Split" with potential
I loved the profile of the Senorial 65th Anniversary and with a little rest I think it could become one of the ebst cigars I have ever smoked.