The Stradivarius is a cigar that I have seen, but wouldn't
pull the trigger at the M.S.R.P. Not long ago, a friend from another part
of my life, gave me one to help me celebrate a special occasion. The
Stradivarius has a very nice presentation in a beautiful coffin that
includes a blue ribbon and seal. It has a very light Connecticut Shade
Wrapper and a musical looking logo and band. Band? Ironic isn't it?
Country: Dominican Republic
Length/Ring: 6.7" x 43
Shape: Lonsdale Perejo
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Wrapper
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Mexico and Nicaragua
Strength: Mild - Medium
I clipped the cap and took a dry draw that had a light earthy flavoring. I
didn't know what to expect of this vitola so I put fire to this one and
took a puff. Light, earthy with a slight spice. good flavor yet mild.
As I progressed into the first third, it started to get a little strength.
Maybe medium at best. The ash was light gray and somewhat sturdy until I
put it in the ash tray and knocked it off by accident. It did
require a small touch up once. The smoke was dense for a lighter
cigar, but aromatic.
As I entered the second third, I was coming alive. I usually don't smoke a
milder stick, but this had a very nice flavor to it. It took on a woodsy nuance.
Could have been a Cedar or Mahogany taste, with a slight spice at the
Entering the third part, it was getting a flavor I couldn't recognize, but
I was enjoying it. It only took about 50 minutes to smoke, but worth the
In conclusion, I can say that this was an unusual stick with a couple of
twists with somewhat complex flavors, but is it worth the $30 price tag?
You will have to try one yourself and be the judge of that. Thank you
Bruce for the gift.