Smoke Time: 90 minutes
Binder, Filler: Nicaragua
Box Count: 15
Smooth wrapper with one blemish. I made a flat cut because I’m traditional like that. The cold draw is sweet and spicy. I haven’t had this smoke in over a year and the last time I had one, there were brief notes of Papaya that were unlike any cigar I had ever had. Absolutely shocking flavor!
The smoke lit easily and delivered initial notes of white pepper and vanilla. After a few minutes, the flavor balanced. It reminds me of a buttered croissant with peach jam. Although it’s subtle, the flavors are really interesting. This is what I like about Aganorsa tobacco. Flavor subtleties and a great burn quality.
Clearly defined apricot and vanilla with a creamy retro hale. Yes! This flavor is the flavor I remember! That Aganorsa Corojo is so good. The cigar hasn’t required any touch ups and the burn line is perfect.
Yeah, I said it. Perfect.
A very specific apricot and sourdough bread started to intermingle with the vanilla cream. Both flavors are present, but never together. A very unique profile.
The apricot and sourdough bread remain present and I’m surprised at how there is no introduction of pepper or spice. The creaminess in the retro hale makes the whole profile come together. The wrapper popped just below the band, but it did not affect the draw.
Construction, burn line and flavors are all impressive. The draw was great. If you smile this cigar, make sure to let it rest occasionally. The flavor profile changes significantly when the ember cools down. So take your time with it. With the exception of the wrapper popping at the end of the cigar, the construction and burn were outstanding.