My cigar journey today takes me to try the Jamie Garcia Reserva Especial a Nicaragua binder and filler with a beautiful Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. This Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial is a wonderful medium to full body smoke. Look below and see what I thought of the Jamie Garcia Reserva Especial.
Archive for October, 2010
Today I’m taking a look at a new cigar to me and the industry, it’s the 13th Floor by Brian White. This cigar is produced by Willy Herrera of El Titan de Bronze. The 13th Floor comes in three sizes and is a medium to full body cigar. So lets dig in and see what we get off my 13th Floor foundation Series.
Pre Light- Construction on my 13th Floor is really nice, no blemishes and the cigar feels tightly packed. The wrapper has a nice almond color to it with hardly any noticeable veins. On the wrapper I’m picking up a barnyard smell but on the foot there is a more noticeable ginger smell. The cold draw I get a nice ginger note. The draw was a little tighter then I like but once I lit the cigar I didn’t have to work at all for smoke.
1st Third- I picked up a ginger spice note which was very pleasant seeing it was a nice fall day and the leaves were falling it almost seem fitting. I started picking up a woody note thru the nasal, I couldn’t narrow it down to the exact wood. The ash held on very nicely at about 3/4 to 1 inch and was a beautiful off white color. Burn started off wavy but corrected itself about 1 1/2 into the cigar.It starts off as a nice medium body smoke with lots of fresh smoke coming from the cigar.
2nd Third- Here at the midway point the ginger spice has gone away and has turned into a regular spicy component. I have finally narrowed down the wood note to that of a cedar note. The burn has been great and the ash is still holding strong. Smoke fills your mouth with a creamy smooth texture. Still holding a medium body and strength.
Final Third & Conclusion- The final third is very similar to the midway point. Still getting that spicy note and cedar notes. The spice note leaves your tongue and lips if you wet the cap with a nice tingling sensation. The burn was good on this cigar and to me was a great high medium not really hitting the full mark. Ash was strong and packed nicely with a clean off white ash. If you havent tried the 13th Floor I suggest you go and give it a try it’s not a complex smoke and for price point I would like to have picked up more notes. With that said this is still a very nice smoke and should be tried. So with that in mind remember Enjoy Your Smokes.
Today I took a journey and a first impressions with Los Blancos Sumatra. This cigar has a Indonesia wrapper with a Nicaragua filler. The binder is Honduras and per my conversation with David Blanco the Los Blancos Sumatra was made to be paired with a nice cup of coffee. Check out below and see what I thought of the Los Blancos Sumatra.
First off I need to make a note that the wrapper damage to this stick was my fault. Today I look at the Nestor Miranda Art Deco. The wrapper is Nicaraguan Corojo 06′ and filler is that of Nicaraguan Corojo 99′ and Dominican San Vicente. The binder on my Nestor Miranda Art Deco is a combination of Nicaraguan Habano 00′ and Dominican Criollo 98′. Take a look below and see what I thought of the Nestor Miranda Art Deco.
After a viewer requested me to give them my thoughts on the Liga Privada T52 by Drew Estate I finally found some of these fine smokes.The Liga Privada T52 has a USA Connecticut wrapper with a brazilian binder and Honduras and Nicaraguan filler. The Liga Privada T52 is a dark,oily,toothy cigar that I was very happy to smoke. Check out the full review below.