There's no doubt there's youth and edge, but not so much that you cannot ID the true flavors behind the cigar. I'll give this cigar another 2 to 3 years to let it settle into what it is supposed to be.
The profile was smooth and flavors engaging throughout the entire smoking time. The only (major) aspect lacking is being able to bring enough of the influence of scotch notes, specifically Speyside scotch notes. I'd love to try this cigar with more barrel time if Davidoff ever chooses to execute such a variant.
This being the fourth blend reviewed, this is my favorite tasting cigar in the Sacra Folium portfolio. The richness in roasted nuttiness with a hint of creamed sweetness mixed with black coffee was consistent and tasty.
The flavor profile was direct and in a way, as expected of a good tasting broadleaf cigar. In my opinion, General Cigar's shift in bolder marketing and cigar flavor profile of Macanudo is a win, as this will most likely gain popularity of most American smokers who enjoys fuller body and flavors.
A tasty and unique profile through and through. The combination of meatiness and rich roasted nuttiness to my surprise worked very well off each other. This paired with just the right amount of balanced spice created a tasting profile well enjoyed and very much worth seeking out more of.
I enjoyed the rich and robust flavors of the cigar that had the power and strength to match. Given this as our first Case Study (and successful one at that), I am now very interested to see what other cigars Ventura has dug up at other aging rooms.
There is something truly special about the Engañoso wrapper. Knowing it's limited availability, don't snooze on these as when they are gone, you'll be SOL and will be crying in the corner. Simply delicious.
Like many of AJ's offerings, I found the cigar profile to be good and construction to be top notch. I can say with confidence, Altadis USA made the right decision in partnering with AJ to create this traditional and beloved marca.
The cigar needs more aging (1 to 2 years) for especially the Medio Tiempo to meld with the other tobacco leaves. In my experience, once the Medio Tiempo further ages, the cigar will be less spicy and slick, and a better melded array of flavors will be the result.