Luis Martinez, Esteli, Nicaragua

Luis Martinez Silver Selection Robusto

I have no idea where I got this 4¾x50 Luis Martinez silver selection Hamilton robusto, but a look on the website learned me that the filler is a mix of central American tobacco with a Honduran Cuban seed binder and an Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper and that they are dirt cheap on the webshop, about a dollar and a half.
The wrapper is nice and dark, a bit rough. The construction has some soft spots and the band is a bit camp. The cigar has a reasonably strong and sour straw and barnyard smell. The predraw is good and I taste a herbal tobacco.
I taste a bit musty and sweet earthy flavor. The sugar like sweetness is overpowering. The earthy flavor disappears after a quarter of an inch, all I taste is sugar with something musty on the background.
The sweetness stays dominant at a third, but I also taste some wood. The flavors are getting warm, not in temperature but in feeling. Halfway I taste the sweetness with some herbs and near the end even some sweetness and pepper. The flavors are dry.
This cigar lasted me for fifty-five minutes. I got a lot of thick smoke. The draw is good and the gray ash is quite firm. The burn is good. The cigar is medium bodied yet full flavored.
Would I buy this cigar again? Didn’t like it, so no.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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