Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The first review after IPCPR

The first cigar of the day was enjoyed by the pool. The Tobacos Baez Series H Famosos Made by Pepin Garcia. The Series H I smoked was a Robusto shape. Using a Nicaraguan cuban seed Connecticut wrapper, this blend features a lush habano wrapper leaf offering a medium - bodied smoke without the spice. I found it somewhat lacking. However all other attributes were on par. The draw was excellent and the roll was perfect. The ash was firm and the burn was perfect. The ash was nice and light almost white. I picked up a nice nutty note throughout the cigar. This cigar was a bit too mild for me. For people that like a good mild cigar it wasn’t bad.

I Highly recommend the second cigar of the day. The Viaje Torpedo. The Viaje is a Nicaraguan Puro.The Viaje had a gorgeous color, with dark brown over a reddish brown oily background. The cigar felt smooth and was evenly packed throughout. The cigar gave off a cedary aroma at the foot with a strong sweet aroma of tobacco. The taste was earthy right off the bat. The resulting draw was nice and open throughout. There were hints of dark coffee and cinnamon that was slightly sweet along with a distinctive Nicaraguan puro taste. The finish was long and smooth with no sight of bitterness. The ash was nice and light and held on very well. This smoke reminded me of the Padron 45. If you come across this cigar at your local retailer I highly recommend this cigar. It had big taste for a much more reasonable price. I hope you enjoy both of these smokes and happy smoking.