I do like Cohiba, the flagship of Habanos, but I think they are way overpriced. This Cohiba piramides edicion limitada 2006 has a price tag over over € 25 in The Netherlands, but when I saw this cigar, covered in bloom, at my favorite cigar shop in Amsterdam, Hartman Cigars on the Beethovenstraat, I decided to pick one up. The 2006 release is a re-release from the 2001 Cohiba Piramides and measures 6.1×52. The cigar has the well known Cohiba and the edicion limitada band.
The wrapper is dark and oily and I can see two veins. The construction feels good and I smell a Cuban barnyard. The predraw is fine.
I taste coffee and earth, but the earth becomes the main flavor quickly while the coffee disappears. After three quarters of an inch I also taste some leather to go with the earth. The leather slowly gets stronger and I also get a herbal spice on the background.
Halfway I also taste a bit of cacao powder on the background and in the aftertaste and it is quite dry. The leather and earth are well balanced with a hint of herbs. The cacao powder disappears. After two thirds I taste some dark chocolate with the leather and earth. Near the end all I taste is leather with some pepper.
This cigar lasted me almost two hours. I got plenty of thick smoke. The draw is great but I had to correct the burn a few times. The pepper and salt colored ash is coarse but firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? Too expensive, but a great cigar nonetheless
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10