This was my first Don Pepin Garcia ever, a gift from my cigarbuddy Smokey, and he told me that I would love this cigar. He was right. The 1979 is a robusto size cigar, 127 mm long with a 50 ring made out of Nicaraguan tobacco with a dark corojo ’99 wrapper. The aroma is deep dark manure and the wrapper looks great, silky smooth with hardly any veins. The predraw is fine, with some fruity flavors, which I have never tasted in a cigar before.
The first flavor are wood with some wild summer fruit on the background. The fruit flavors become stronger while the wood disappears. There is a slight hint of chocolate noticeable which slowly grows in strength. Approximately halfway the cigar the fruit flavor disappears and some nutty flavors surface soon to be followed by some white pepper.
This cigar produces lots and lots of smoke and strong straight ashes. I do realize that this review makes the cigar sound a little weird, fruity & nutty, but it’s the best way to describe the flavors.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I want some boxes of this cigar.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 9 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10