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

MSPR: $14.00

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.

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Comment by Docwill on February 20, 2015 at 9:48am

Looks like you are a quick learner; nice resolution and clarity.

Comment by Charlie on February 20, 2015 at 10:43am
There is more to life that a Liga Unico? IDK about that, if there is..its not much more enjoyable ;-)
Comment by Ky70 on February 20, 2015 at 11:59am

Nice review Rob. I liked it but was not blown away by the single I smoked.  I actually enjoyed the regular Senorial more.  I have another 65th with a few months age on it now so I look forward to warm weather smoking that one


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Comment by Jason Meyers on February 20, 2015 at 6:39pm

Great review. This is another stick that is up there on my need to try it list. I like the Senorial Corona Gorda a lot with a cup of coffee early in the day. This one sounds good also.

Comment by Stefan Lindblad on February 21, 2015 at 12:21am

I had one of these just a few days ago, and I really enjoyed it. I found this to be a bit stronger than the regular senorial blend -- though I've only had one toro and a couple robusto, so my experience is somewhat limited. 


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Comment by RobbyRas on February 21, 2015 at 11:57am

Thanks Mark!  I'll get there...


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Comment by RobbyRas on February 21, 2015 at 11:58am

KY -  I need to revisit the original Senorial... ben awhile since I smoked one...


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Comment by RobbyRas on February 21, 2015 at 11:58am

Thanks for reading Jason... you need to check this one out...


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Comment by RobbyRas on February 21, 2015 at 11:59am

Stefan - Like I was tellin KY, I need to revisit the original blend and compare... I remember the original senorial being stronger than I anticipated, but this one wasn't... not sure if that was an expectation thing or what

Comment by John Krump on February 22, 2015 at 6:26pm

Jose never does bad!

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