Monday, February 13, 2012
This cigar has been collecting dust in my humidor for a while now, I'm assuming that it was included in a sampler-pack that I ordered because I sure don't remember buying it. Not a big fan of flavor-infused cigars, the wifey-poo loves them, but me, well, let's just say that I was curious today.
Anyway, since this stick has been hiding in my humidor since I don't know when, it's looking a little weathered - the label is dull, maybe faded, that oily sheen on the wrapper is gone, and then there's that shaggy foot, which really gives the cigar a rugged, aged look. The one thing that hadn't changed was its aroma. In fact, I've been keeping this cigar separate from the rest of the gang so that the flavor/taste didn't bleed over to my other sticks.
Skipping to the bottom line: Believe it or not, I liked it. Incredibly smooth, nice easy draw, medium-body, and a pleasant sweet taste on your lips.The sweet taste was strong at first, not a nasty type of strong, but strong like: "Wow, what is that? Coffee? Espresso?" Who knows really, but it was different. I bet my lovely wife would flip over these!
What I liked overall was that the sweetness faded away and the full-flavored taste of the cigar came through. Yeah, I was surprised at how good this smoked.
Would I buy one? I'd have to say "Yes". It's pleasantly different and a nice change of pace.
Nice job Drew Estates!
Perfect timing - I need another box of Masters!
Hope to see you up there!