Jameson red label toro

Jameson Cigars is an independent cigar maker that sells cigars and coffee. Brad Mayo, the president of the company, gave me a sampler of their three cigar lines, the Declarationthe Black label and the Red label. I have reviews planned on all three lines and I start with this Red label toro, a 6×52 cigar made with aged Dominican fillers, a Honduran binder and a Connecticut shade wrapper from Ecuador.
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The wrapper is pretty, smooth, oily but a bit pale and has some veins. The construction feels good but the predraw is a bit loose. The predraw leaves a mild dry raisin flavor on my palate.
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I taste a mild citrus like sour earthy flavor with a pepper flavor in the aftertaste and some sweetness. The citrus like sourness disappears and I taste the earthy flavor with wood and the sweetness. The pepper has disappeared too.
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Halfway the cigar gets a bit sweeter with a background of earth, herbs and spices. After two thirds I also taste some chocolate and the spice grows in strength. Near the end the spices are full and dominant.
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The smoke time of this toro is an hour and twenty minutes. I got a lot of thick smoke. The draw and burn are good. The ash has a salt and pepper color and is firm. This cigar is medium flavored and medium bodied. I got a big flame during the purge.
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Would I buy this cigar again? This is a good cigar, very good if you consider my dislike for Connecticut wrappers, but that same Connecticut makes it that I won’t buy this cigar again.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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