Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1

I grabbed this Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1 (robusto), off the shelf my last trip to Cigar Train. Since you're probably not in Spokane, you can grab this Nica Puro from Famous-Smoke.com in boxes of 16, 5-packs or as singles.

Covered in a seamless Colorado Claro colored wrapper, the No. 1 has some smaller veins, some light sandpaper like tooth and a light oily gloss. From the foot there is a nice aroma of sweet, fermented tobacco and the free cold draw has notes of cloves mixed with caramel.

Once the cigar is toasted and burning it has flavors of sweet cream, sugar, white pepper, coffee, chai tea, caramel, oak, toasted marshmallows and brown sugar. After fifty minutes of smoking, the cigar finished with a mix of sweet cream and fairly bold black pepper. Overall it was on the sweet side of the scale, but it was a tasty cigar.

As it burnt, this Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 1, produced a huge volume of smoke and the wrapper developed a deep oily sheen. It was a very nice cigar and I will smoke these from time to time.

Rated 93