Bundle selection is a brand specially made for the European market. They come, as the name already suggests, in bundles and are quite cheap. Due to the price they are quite popular, especially with young smokers or starters.
This 6 ¼ x 45 Lonsdale is made out of Dominican seco and Honduran filler, a java binder and a Sumatra seed wrapper from Mexico. The cigars don’t have a cigar band, they are packed in cello and there are 16 in a bundle. The wrapper has a lot of veins, but the construction feels good and the predraw is fine, it gives me a raisin flavor.
This cigar is musty, sweet and musty and not a lot of other flavors. After an inch I get a faint musty hay flavor. It’s not Cremosa bad, but just musty. Little over 1/2nd of the cigar I can taste some chocolate and musty wood. The smoke gets a bit thicker. I am glad that the turning point of this cigar comes early.
The smoke is quite thin and the ash is crooked and light colored. The burn is pretty straight. Due to the price and the mild/medium character of this cigar makes it a nice smoke for a starter.
Would I buy this cigar again? No, I might have liked these when I was a start, but I moved on.
Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 6 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 6 / 10
Aroma first part: 5 / 10
Aroma second part: 5 / 10
Aroma third part: 5 / 10