Wrapper-Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro
Pre Light-My Rocky Patel Decade Edicion Limitada had a very smooth oily sheen to the wrapper which was dark chocolate in color. This cigar had very minimal veins and zero soft spots or blemishes. The smell from the foot was a licorice smell as well on the wrapper. Cold draw was snug and I did use a punch on this smoke.
1st Third-I picked up a sweet tobacco notes right away as the smoke-filled my mouth, through the retrohale it was all that licorice/anisette note which I have to admit I enjoyed. The ash was solid with a white and grey tone to it. draw was little snug but created no problems as the smooth creamy smoke-filled my mouth.
2nd Third- Things were still going good with the licorice/anisette thru the nose and sweet tobacco on the tongue. I also started picking up a coffee note here and there but wasnt with every puff. ash remained strong holding on about 1 1/4 before falling off. Burn was good with no attention needed.
Final ThirdAt this point i started to pick up a mild woody note a side from the continuing coffee and licorice notes with that sweet tobacco lingering around. Cigar need zero attention as far as the burn and ash were concerned just perfect there. Draw filled my mouth each time with a creamy smooth smoke.
Conclusion- I,m a huge fan of the original Decade one of my favorites and as for the Decade Limitda I was expecting more, not that it’s a bad smoke by no means is it but it doesn’t hold up to the original Decade. It’s a nice smoking cigar with woody,sweet tobacco and coffee notes as well as a licorice/anisette thru the nasal passage. This is a cigar you need not worry about correcting the burn or having a weak ash. It’s a medium body smoke on the low medium side and would I buy again YES but I would have to say for the price point I expected more. So as I always end it remember ENJOY.