This week while watching Sons of Anarchy at my favorite B&M, Chesapeake cigars, I was smoking a Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 sun grown. Now, while enjoying SOA, I was pondering how much I enjoyed this cigar and thought I should do a review. I have smoked at least a box of these since the trade show in a variety of vitolas.
As you can tell, this is not a small cigar. The vitolas available are the Grand Robusto (5×60), Grand Epicure (6×60) and the Grand Churchill (7×60). It has a Cuban seed Nicaraguan Sun Grown wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler. My review today is of the Grand Epicure. I’m going to keep this one short and sweet as I was a bit distracted by SOA and failed to take as detailed notes as usual. I did, however, want to share another readily available cigar in my current faves.
The Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 has a smooth, caramel colored wrapper with a light sheen of oil. The wrapper and foot of the cigar smell of hay, cedar and a light sugary sweetness. The cold draw has the same notes with a hint of pepper. As soon as I light the cigar, I notice spice on the forefront with wood and hay. There is a hint of caramel in the aftertaste along with cedar. White pepper is very prevalent in the retrohale. Into the secod third, spice starts to linger in the aftertaste And cedar becomes the main note with hay. The caramel finish returns in the final third and pepper and cedar return to the front of the palate. This cigar produces plenty of smoke rich in white pepper and as always was a pleasure from start to finish. The draw was fairly loose but that is to be expected with a 60 ring gauge.
Enough blabbering, time for photos:
Now if a sungrown wrapper isn’t up your alley, Perdomo also released the same vitolas with a Connecticut and Double maduro wrapper which are just as good in my opinion!
So who watched SOA?:)