Pre Light inspection revealed a well constructed cigar with no veins, a beautiful Connecticut wrapper and triple cap. Sniffing the foot revealed slight fragrances of earth. Lighting was very easy using a kitchen match. The light was quite even.
The cigar draws easy and produces adequate smoke with light flavors that while hard to identify, are very pleasant. This is because I do not identify flavors easily on a cigar. The ash is compact and of a nice light grey. The burn is perfect.
The cigar begins to build in flavor and I can taste what I believe is wood and earth, possibly with a little leather on the back of my tongue. I do note that the head is becoming softer than I am used to with a Maduro and I can see a definite line between where I hold the cigar in my mouth and the rest of the smoke. This does not detract from the cigar, just something I am not used to seeing. The burn continues to be perfect and the ash continues to form nicely, yet is surrendered with just a touch to the ashtray.
The flavors continue to build and I can definitely taste wood and earth. Leather too is becoming a little more prominent in that I can readily identify it.
Medium strength smoke
This is a nice surprise. I am usually a Maduro smoker and enjoyed this cigar as a change of pace. It is a mild smoke and I found myself blowing smoke rings and just enjoying it. I could imagine myself smoking this cigar in the very early morning with a cup of coffee as the sun comes up.