New Havana Cigars came with a limited edition 6¾x42 lonsdale, made in the My Father factory and based upon the original Tatuaje blend. The cigars come with two wrappers, a Habano and a broadleaf. I smoked the Reserva, which is the broadleaf wrapper. The designer of the band must be a Montecristo fan, as the band is a copy from the Cuban Montecristo band.
The cigar feels silky but with a good construction and it has a strong horse smell. The wrapper is dark and pretty and mild oily. The cigar is slightly box pressed. The predraw is great.
I taste pepper and coffee, but mainly black pepper. After a quarter of an inch I taste pepper with wood and leather. After an inch I taste leather with a little bit of pepper and a tiny bit of chocolate on the background.
The leather and pepper are Cubanesque. Halfway the chocolate gets a bit stronger. The leather turns into wood with a bit pepper and a chocolate aftertaste.
This cigar lasted me and hour and twenty minutes. The draw was great and I got a nice amount of medium thick smoke. The white ash is firm and the burn is good. The cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I liked it.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10