Milk chocolate looking wrapper. Virtually invisible seams. Tiny veins. Satin sheen.
Hay on the wrapper. Raisins at the foot.
Black Licorice and hay.
The Crux Classic starts out with notes of leather and wood with an underlying sweetness, maybe dried fruit. Draw is good. Burn is off a bit but I'll let it self correct as is normal. Ash is dark gray and tight. There is a bit of spice blending in with the cedar.
The spice starts out as a nice clean crushed red pepper. So far this Crux Classic is quite enjoyable. The burn line has fully self corrected. The ash holds on strong 1/3 at a time. The underlying dried fruit note is still there under the spicy cedar notes. Midway thru the cigar gets nice and creamy. Near the end of the 2nd/3rd the spice changes noticeably to more of a black pepper. While the dried fruit lingers on the finish with a little spice. The strength has hovered at a medium+.
More of the now creamy leather and spicy cedar notes with the underlying dried fruit notes continue into the final/3rd. Just knocked off the ash which held on from the start of the 2nd til midway of the 3rd for fear of wearing it. Strong leaf! A very enjoyable medium+ strength full flavor cigar! A big thank you to @joelrogerscrux co-owner of Crux Cigars for the sample pack to review! Definitely something most cigar smokers will enjoy! GoGetchasome™!!