The first thing that struck me about the cigar was simply how good it looked. A beautiful light brown wrapper lightly coated in plume greeted me as I inspected the cigar closer. It was well filled, neither soft or firm, with no visible veins. Perfectly made.
The aroma at cold was predominantly woody in character with light tea and toasted bread components.
The opening was filled with very subtle yet attention grabbing flavours. Coffee and toasted breads were offset exquisitely by gentle spice through the nose, all balanced by a long velvety finish on the palate. It was certainly floral characters over earth tones yet it still managed to hit some leathery, savoury notes at times.
The spice had all but gone by the final third as the profile shifted towards white chocolate and nougat, highlighted by a sustained nutty finish.
The draw was immaculate with an even burn that produced a light grey ash throughout, with each mouthful of smoke further heightening my sense of anticipation for the next.
Incredible journey complimented by perfect performance.
Fingerburner Rating: 96