Tasting Note: A box-pressed little smoke with flat head and nearly invisible veins. It's full of cocoa powder and nougat notes, complemented by a touch of maraschino cherry.
Ring Gauge: 46
Length: 4 1/2"
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2015
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2013
A box-pressed maduro with an easy draw and even burn. Each puff is robust and woody with touches of baker’s chocolate and hickory.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2010
Compact and box-pressed with a milk chocolate colored wrapper. The uneven burn corrects itself and the draw imparts a sweet and savory array of cedar, vanilla, salted nuts and a floral finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Mar 10, 2009
Draped in a richly hued wrapper, this robusto is a bit rough around the head. It starts off strong and malty, mellowing into cocoa, sweet nut and honey flavors.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2006
The wrapper on this little cigar is silky. It has a fine draw and even burn. The smoke is rich and complex, with coffee, wood and vanilla notes. A wonderful little cigar.
Issue: Cigar Insider, May 24, 2005
An extremely pressed, silky brown cigar with a smooth draw and a heavy aroma. It has lots of leather and wood notes, and shows superb balance.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Dec 07, 2004
This perfectly pressed robusto is silky to the touch. The draw is smooth. It has a fine array of balanced medium-bodied flavors, including nuts, caramel and cocoa.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 01, 2004
A flawless box pressed cigar with lovely texture. The draw is lush. It has muted toast and nut flavors, some cedar and orange peel, with a lightly tangy finish. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 01, 2003
This black beauty has cocoa powder flavors, with some woody notes. The finish is a bit dry.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 01, 2001
Attractive, dark and silky, this little cigar packs quite a punch. The smoke is peppery, leathery and woody, with hints of coffee and cocoa. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 01, 2001
A dark and solid cigar. It has a perfect draw and a good burn. The smoke is sweet and earthy, with a big, spicy taste for such a small cigar. Rich and toasty.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 01, 2001
This solid little stick is well made and nicely box pressed. It burns and draws well. While it has a grassy note in the beginning, it develops some spicy notes. A pleasant, light-bodied cigar.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 01, 1998
Well made, dark and box-pressed. It has a luxurious draw, loading the mouth with rich smoke. It has an espresso flavor, with hints of nuts. A complex cigar.
Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
Very good to excellent: 80-89
Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
Don't waste your money: 0-69