Wrapper: Costa Rican Maduro
The Rocky Patel Nording has been out for quite a while but it was the first time I’ve seen them in a B&M so I decided to grab a few and give them a try. The maduro wrapper has a sweet spice smell to it and doesn’t have any major veins running through it. After slicing the cap off and taking a drag off the cold cigar I get a sweet wood flavor. The draw is very free and this is troubling but we will have to wait and see.
I light up the Nording using some stick matches which I have been doing quite a lot lately. With my first few puffs I am picking up spice and earthiness. There is lots of creamy heavy smoke that seems to sit still in mid-air. As I reach the end of the 1st third I am starting to pick up some woody flavors.
The wood flavors have definitely picked up to go along with the earthiness. Construction hasn’t been the greatest. The loose draw hasn’t become problematic and the cigar is burning hot and tunneling. Needed a couple relights in the 2nd third but nothing real annoying.
The last inch or so introduced a nut and coffee flavor along with the spice kicking back up a little. The cigar had a couple of voids in it which was most likely what was causing such a loose draw and the tunneling.
This cigar to me was just OK. Wasn’t great wasn’t bad just OK. Construction wasn’t good but the flavors were but that’s just my opinion. Go out and give em a try.
Keep em burnin’