Archive for December 19, 2011

Cohiba Esplendido

Posted in Cigar Reviews on December 19, 2011 by Griff

Wrapper: Cuba

Binder: Cuba

Filler: Cuba

Size: Churchill 7×46

Price: $25-30

Pre Light

Today I bring you the Cohiba Esplendido, which is one of the most expensive Cuban cigars on the market today. It is by no means an everyday cigar and I would I only be smoking these on special occasions if it wasn’t for this review. It has a light milk chocolate colored wrapper topped off with a triple cap. Feels well packed from head to foot without that spongy feel you get in many Cuban smokes. The cold wrapper and foot smell of sweet hay and pepper. After slicing the cap off with my Palio the draw is a little snug but nothing to complain about.

1st Third

After toasting and lighting I am picking up a slight pepper. Within the first half inch I start to pick up notes of wood. The burn is pretty good considering the slight tight draw. The ash is holding on for quite a while and is a dark grey.

2nd Third

As I pull past the half-way point I picked up notes of cinnamon spice to go along with the wood flavors I picked up in the first third. Cool and slow burning with a strong ash.

Final Third

Finishing up this Cohiba I got floral and sweet cocoa notes to go along with the wood, cinnamon and pepper. I didn’t need to relight the cigar the entire time and the cigar burned extra slow which I didn’t mind one bit.

Overall

I have to say this has to be one of my favorite cigars. The flavor profile was very complex and rich with no construction problems. The only thing to complain about is the price, with a $25 to $35 price tag it’s a good idea to buy a box to save a little bit of money. I seriously suggest getting out there and grabbing some. I can only believe they will get better with age as well.

Christmas Giveaway

Well it’s that time of year again and thanks to out sponsors hear at Mike’s Stogies we have some free shit to give away to you good folks. So here’s the deal, if you leave a comment on all four posts throughout the week (which is Joe’s that posted yesterday, mine today, Youngbuck’s on Wednesday and Mike’s on Friday) you will be eligible to win:

1 Humidor (pictured below)

1 Colibri Cutter

1 Single Torch Lighter

1 Three Cigar Leather Pouch

15 Cigars

Good luck & Keep em burnin’

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