Espresso with a hint of pepper is what I taste right after lighting the cigar and soon after a strong earthy taste. When I reach the final ring I taste a hint of the classic Connecticut shade flavor, but just a hint, over the earthy taste with nutmeg.
After the last ring it’s an earthy flavor again with some herbs and a little bit of green pepper. Halfway the cigar gets stronger and I taste more pepper, but it’s not overpowering. After that the cigar turns all spices, nutmeg, cinnamon with dry wood, very very nice.
The draw is a bit loose, the ash is a beautiful silver gray top layer and black underneath, or it just looks that way. The ash isn’t too dense but it’s firm. The smoke is thick and plentiful. The burn is razor sharp. This cigar is full flavor, medium bodied. The smoke time of this stick is two hours and 15 minutes.
Would I buy this cigar again? I wish! Another fine example on why I love Nicaraguan cigars so much.
Smoke & ash: 8
Aroma first part: 8
Aroma second part: 9
Aroma third part: 9