Well it took a lot time between the ears for me to
pull out one of these beauties to smoke. But I did. It is sometimes a
hard decision to smoke a cigar that is as pricey and hard to find as
the God of Fire. But I made the choice to treat myself last night, and
I thought that I would share it with you.
Country: Dominican Republic
Length/Ring: 5 .7 x 50
Shape: Robusto Perejo
Wrapper: Cameroon wrapper
"Cigars are meant to be smoked"
I like this quote, and so it is. I pulled this attractive red tube out
of the humidor, pulled off the top and removed this jewel from it's
sheath. The presentation of this cigar is a work of art with an
artistic band wrapped around a beautiful smooth wrapper of mocha
color. The cap was perfect and looking at the foot, you can see the
oils present that glistened as the camera flashed.
I used a double guillotine cutter for a nice straight cut. It had a
sweet, easy pre light draw. I toasted with a double torch, but light
with a match. My first taste of this legendary cigar was amazing. A
large cloud of deep colored smoke and an earthy flavor.
As I puffed slowly on this stick, I saw a beautiful light gray ash and
a true even burn. The flavor was earthy, yet sweet like molasses. Half
way through the first third, it was becoming complex loosing the
sweetness and taking on a leathery flavor. About 20-25 minutes into
the smoke, I was into the second part of my journey. Still complex
flavor getting a slight nutty flavor. It took close to 45 minutes to
get to the last third, but was worth the wait. This is the part of the
smoke that was incredible. It kept getting better. Still strong with
an good even bun and now the nutty flavor was joined by a woody,
almost oak flavor. I don't drink any more, but I could see how this
cigar could be complimented by a nice Chardonnay, or an aged Cognac. I
chose coffee, which worked out great. I hated to put it down, but my
fingers were burning.
All and all, this cigar was worth every penny. In my opinion, I
can't believe that I am going to say this, I liked it better
than Opus X.
Now I need to try the 2007, damn it! Well I guess it will have to wait
until I go back to work. At least I have a couple more of the 06 in
the humi. LOL