Friday, January 27, 2012

Victor Sinclair Legacy Double Maduro Churchill

Construction: This was a nice looking dark maduro stick. There were a few small veins in the wrapper, but no nicks, tears or breaks and the cigar was nice and firm with the exception of a rock-hard-head.
Pre-light: Both he aroma and taste from this stick were nice; the wrapper and the foot had a very nice nutty chocolate sweetness to it, and the cap had a slighter chocolate note to it. Once there was a hole punched in the end the draw did prove to be a bit on the tight side, however, the cold draw did have the same nutty, chocolate sweetness to it.

First third: Lighting this cigar was very rewarding. Once it was toasted and lit, the first puff provided an unexpected BANG of chocolate and nuts. This stick produced loads of of nice white smoke with a nutty tobacco aroma, but the nice white ash surprisingly fell right about the one inch mark. As the cigar neared the end of the first third there were a few puffs containing a non-overpowering amount of pepper and the wrapper developed the nice chocolate flavor that I relish from maduro's.

Middle: By the midpoint and gnawing on the cigar for 30 minutes the draw was much better, although a bit of bitter earthiness replaced most of that great chocolate that I had been enjoying, well at least the wrapper still had the nice tasty chocolate flavor.

End: The bitterness really didn't last too long and it was replaced with some creaminess and molasses; it wasn't scaled mocha flavor that I enjoy so much, but it was pretty tasty non the less.

Overall: Actually this was a nice flavorful stick that I could smoke all the time. It started out about medium in strength and ended in the medium/full range. 

Rated 91

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