From initial draw, I immediately notice the power of the ligero leaves. A commanding rich and oily black pepper cakes my entire tongue and palate. On the same flavor plane, more classic Connecticut shade flavors of creamed mixed nuts, medium bodied sweet cream and light hay. Quarter inch in, the cigar shows me it’s powerful strength, somewhere in between medium-full and full. The medium bodied sweet cream and mixed nuts notes amplifies as the cigar progresses. Through the nose, scorching, nasal passage clearing black pepper, followed by mixed nuts and sharp cedar. The finish provides a long and lingering high dosage of rich and oily black pepper zing, creamed mixed nuts and toasted wood. Body is at a consistent medium throughout the entire first third.