Beautiful milk chocolate brown Ecuadoran Habano wrapper with nice tight seams, nearly invisible. Mostly small thin veins. It has a nice oily sheen. This cigar came with only the large MBombay band.
Sweet tobacco on the wrapper. Stronger sweetness and a hint of spice at the foot.
Very sweet hay and a hint of spice.
First draws bring several different sweet flavors. Sweet hay, alongside a light cedar note. The draw is effortless. Burn has a little wave to it but as u know by now I almost never do burn corrections allowing the combustion of the cigar to correct itself. The ash is medium gray and slightly flaky. There is a floral essence in the background of the sweet notes. Some of the sweetness fades on the cedar allowing a more pure cedar note. A nice light roast coffee note joins the profile late in the 1st/3rd.
The burn has fully self corrected at this point. The strength is a light medium at this point. A creamy cashew note has entered the mix. The cigar has a long finish with notes of cedar, coffee,cashew,a light floral and the hint of spice rounds it out. The ash appears to be tightening up as I get deeper into the 2nd. Very smooth like grade 100 leather. The spice has developed into a nice crushed red pepper. The strength has moved to a medium+.
Smoke output has been good throughout. Burn went off by about 45* but quickly self corrected. The flavor profile remains the same til the end.
Overall the cigar provided a very enjoyable smoking experience. Very complex thru the first 2/3rds. Definitely a cigar to keep in the humi. Thanks again to Mel Shah (@MBombaycigars) for the samples for review. If u can't find them at a local shop @SeriousCigars has them online. GoGetchasome™!!