Stradivarius de los Maestros 
Lonsdale Review

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 tongue.

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 experience.  

     
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. 

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