The first third has a medium bodied, dry profile (a cigar that doesn’t salivate the palate. Rather, it dries out the palate). Flavors of baking spice, bread, oak, wood bitterness and slight dry white pepper spice. About an inch and a half in, the bread note becomes more prominent, working well with the other earthy flavors. Through the nose, the dry white pepper spice is so intense it actually makes me tear up. In addition to the pungent white pepper, sharp cedar is also noted. The finish consists of bread, oak and wood bitterness. In terms of strength, the cigar started out medium, but with just a half inch in, ramps up to a medium plus.