SIGLO VI Limited Reserve by Altadis

I went over to Cigar Palace to discuss the new lounge we are planning on opening and I met Randy from Altadis. We were discussing the backing of the lounge as a possible Club Montecristo and the new cigars coming out. Randy asked me if I had tried the new Siglo series. I told him I had not, but I had heard the buzz. He then handed me this Large Toro 6x54. Just my size. The first thing that came to mind was that the cigar and the band resembled the ISOM Cohiba Siglo series. Randy asked me to review it and to let him know what I thought, so here we go.

                       

Country: Nicaragua
Length/Ring: 6 x 54
Shape: Perejo
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Cubano
Binder: Broadleaf Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium - Full 

This was a beautiful stick. A nice mocha color, well constructed with very few veins and and oily finish. I clipped the tip of the cap and took a pre light draw. A smooth perfect draw with kind of a toffee cream flavor, but when I lit it up, I got an unusually clean flavor. It was like a citrus cream. Into the first third, it picked up a woodsy Cedar taste and a flavor I couldn't put my finger on. The burn was and stayed even. It kept a solid ash.

I got to the second third, still with that clean flavor I picked up that spice on the tongue. That flavor I couldn't finger was white pepper. Not that heavy tongue tingle, like a black pepper taste, but a mild pepper. A consistent cigar that kept changing flavor slowly.

I started into the last third and it was getting interesting. Earthy, leathery, citrus and still lightly spicy. The finish was fine. This cigar took over an hour to smoke.  

               
           
In conclusion: I can say was that this cigar was a nice change up for me. Not too strong, not too mild. I've been looking for something different as a change up and this fit the bill. The Siglo is definitely worth a try and will start showing up in the B&Ms May 2009.

Sizes to be release:
SIGLO I    -  4 1/2 x 44
SIGLO II   - 5 5/8 x 45
SIGLO III  - 6 1/2 x 44
SIGLO IV  - 5 x 54 also available in Tubo
SIGLO VI  - 6 x 54 also available in Tubo 
SIGLO VII - 7 x 48 
SIGLO X    - 6 x 54   

MSRP: $4.00-$8.00 a stick depending on the size.

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