Thursday, November 14, 2013

Draig K Limitado Robusto: Emilio Cigar

I have been a fan of Emilio Cigars for some time now because of their high quality and flavorful cigars. Once I had my first look at the 2012 Draig K Limitado I knew it was on my to-smoke list. Why, you ask? Other than what was already said, it was the band. At one time I collected dragons and am still interested in any type of dragon art work. As an added bonus, it has a maduro wrapper and I love maduro.
Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5 x 50 Robusto
  • Origin:  Nicaragua
  • Wrapper:  Rare Colombian maduro
  • Binder: Nicaraguan
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Price: $9.00
Emilio Draig K Cigar
Like I said, the dragon on the band created my initial attraction to this cigar, but I do care how a cigar smokes and tastes. Once the Draig K was out of the cellophane I put it to my nose and found it had a spicy maduro aroma from the wrapper and foot. I punched the end to test the cold draw and found it to be free with flavor notes of dark mocha and spicy cedar. The wrapper contained a couple of small to medium veins with a fair amount of tooth.

With the first  few draws I could taste the mocha combined with just a hint of oak. Very tasty! The flavor profile didn't change much throughout the first half and on the retro hale all I could taste was chocolate. The burn, which was a bit uneven at times, left behind a flaky dark gray ash that fell at the 1/3 point of the cigar. The longer I smoked this Draig K the sweeter the wrapper became on my lips. The cigar also produced a large volume of oak scented smoke. As the burn progressed into the last half a note of espresso developed into the flavor mix and the Draig K finished with my favorite maduro flavor of burnt mocha.

In my own terms, I would call the Draig K a total flavor bomb, plus it has a dragon on the band. Other than some minor burn problems this was a great cigar and should be on your to-smoke list. The 2013 release is the Draig Cayuquero, with any luck I can track down a couple of these to review.

Appearance and construction: 18
Flavor: 19
Smoking characteristics: 18
Overall experience: 19
Purchased Price: 18
Total: 92