As the final third begins, the cigar heats up a bit, bringing a brightness to the oak while a slight amount of cream and black pepper remain. At a quarter inch in, the heat has subsided and the oak goes back to the slightly charred profile. At three quarters of an inch in, the heat builds up again and the oak is now more of a pine while the other flavors are masked. As the cigar comes to a close, the heat mellows out while the pine note remains, but a fair amount of cream is now present. The retrohale carries the same profile. The strength in this third bumped up to medium.