This cigar is quite a looker, even though the concept of two different wrappers isn’t new. Joya de Nicaragua uses two wrappers on their cabinetta and the Dominican La Gloria Cubana does too. The band has a nice rhinestone in the crown and the red ribbon around the cigar gives it a royal look. The footband provides information about this pigtailed cigar with the shiny wrapper. The looks are top notch but also cause some concern, is the manufacturer putting so much effort into the looks to mask a low quality stick? Let’s find out.
The construction feels good but you can leave it to Nestor Plasencia and his crew to roll fantastic cigars. The cigar has a mild barnyard aroma. The predraw is fine and I taste some pepper on my lips.
Once lit I taste a mild wood flavor and a little bit of pepper. I also taste the typical Connecticut musty harshness of which I’m not a fan to put it mildly. Slowly the flavor gets a bit stronger but there isn’t a lot happening in the first part of the cigar.
After three quarters I taste more flavor, more pepper and more wood. I also taste a bit chocolate. As soon as the cigar reaches the Habano wrapper the cigar gets stronger and sweeter. The flavors change to dark wood with some sweetness and pepper on the lips. I wish the whole cigar was like this.
The draw is fine, so is the construction. The smoke is medium in both volume and thickness. The burn is flawless. The light as is light colored and firm. The smoke time of this cigar is two hours
Would I buy this cigar again? No, if the cigar was all like the last part I might, if the price was right.
Smoke & ash: 8
Aroma first part: 6
Aroma second part: 6
Aroma third part: 8