Cigars Smoked: 1
Great draw resistance and pre-light draw reveals earthy flavors. I really enjoyed the San Lotano Oval Connecticut from before so I am anxious to get down to this one.
The first third lends oak with a slight bitterness. Sweet undertones develop in the retrohale. Random cinnamon notes enter here and there with a metallic bitterness surfacing as well.
Into the second third leather enters the mix. The metallic bitterness ramps up but I decide to slow down between puffs to try to see if it makes a difference. It pays off as the bitterness subsides and the dark, sweet flavors return.
In the final third the spice ramps up and the bitterness resurfaces. Cedar becomes the dominant flavor profile and as it is not my cup of tea I let it go out.
Overall, this cigar was fairly good but not my favorite San Lotano. The bitterness and metallic taste was distracting from the rest of the flavors. This cigar rates an 8.0/10, meaning I would smoke one if it was gifted to me.