Archive for April 9, 2012

Elogio Serie LSV

Posted in Cigar Reviews on April 9, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Robusto 5×50

Pre Light

The wrapper on the Elogio is a beautiful shade of dark brown with oil just seeming to ooze off of it. The smell of the cold wrapper is a sweet barnyard with a slight pepper. The veins on the wrapper are quite small and the cigar feels well packed from head to foot. After clipping of the cap I get a taste of cocoa and spice on the cold draw. The draw is just the way I like it.

1st Third

The first quarter inch has that typical Nicaraguan pepper to it but after that settles down but doesn’t quite leave I pick up a sweetness and wood flavor. There is a lot of smoke coming off both the head and foot. The ash is a dark grey and seems to hold on strong.

2nd Third

Already in the middle portion of the cigar and I’ve had to relight 3 times. The cigar seems to be burning hot and tunneling. The flavors here in the 2nd third are the same as the first but with a touch of citrus on the aftertaste.

Final Third

The pepper has kicked bank up in final inches of the LSV. I had to relight the cigar at least 5 more times. The flavor profile was met with a nut flavor to go along with the wood and sweetness.

Overall

I was pretty upset with this cigar not because I didn’t enjoy but the construction was poor. The flavors were rich and blended well together but the constant relighting became a real pain in the ass. I need to search out some more of these though considering the one I smoked for the review was a gift and can’t really draw a conclusion on such a limited sample.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

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