Tasting Note: Oils are seeping through the Connecticut shade wrapper of this cigar, which draws well. It's grassy up front, but picks up sweet molasses and baking spices.
Ring Gauge: 44
Length: 6 1/2"
Filler: Dom. Rep.
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2014
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2007
Yellow in color, this cigar has a fine draw and burn. It dry, with some balsa wood flavors and a touch of cream and earth. Mild.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2004
Tan, with some oils on the wrapper. The cigar burns unevenly. It has balsa and coconut notes, and a mild body.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2002
Rough in appearance, this cigar tunnels as it burns. The smoke is tart and papery, with a hint of fruit.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 01, 2001
Golden brown, with a nice draw and burn. The smoke is herbal and nutty, with hints of vanilla bean.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2000
A quite mild cigar. It has a salty character, with a rather light papery, almost vegetal finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 1999
A pretty-looking cigar. There were some hints of light cedar, but it was extremely mild. A very light body with a light woody finish. A hint of youth.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 1998
This cigar has some coffee bean tastes. It also has a toasty character, and a smooth taste. Well-made. The finish seems a little short.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Aug 01, 1997
A well-made cigar, but the smoke is thin. Some hot, gassy flavors were noted, along with a sweet quality. Mild, and lacks depth.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Sep 01, 1996
A very pleasant, creamy cigar. It has strong flavors of nuts, with hints of leather and nutmeg.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 01, 1996
A good-looking cigar, with some oils and veins. It burns and draws well, leaving a gray ash. The smoke is smooth and mild with a tangy flavor and a grassy finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Mar 01, 1994
This cigar has an oily reddish-brown wrapper. It delivers a rich mix of flavors including spices and nuts.
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