Burning through the initial quarter inch non-wrapper portion of the cigar, a balance of subtle black pepper on the front tongue, aged cedar, oily zing and creamed nuttiness. Moving into the wrapper portion, in addition to the notes mentioned above, cinnamon, intensified creamed nuttiness and bread. Through the nose, sharp cedar, dry nuts and slight bread. The finish is short, providing soft dry wood and aged cedar. Throughout the entire first third, strength is medium minus and body solid medium.