Personal Cigar Review: Crux Limitada The Show 2020

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Cigar Details: Crux Limitada The Show 2020

  • Vitola: Belicoso
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Engañoso
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: Plasencia
  • Blender: Jeff Haugen
  • Price: $10.99
  • Release Date: May 2020
  • Source: Crux

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The rectangle pressed Crux Limitada The Show 2020 is covered with a wrapper that is a marbled light brown and has visible veins that are well pressed. The seams are easily visible as they are a bit raised while the 109 style head is finished well but with some wrinkles. The band is the new style for the company and the Limitada carries a black, white and gold color combination. The aroma from the wrapper is an earth forward barnyard while the foot brings wood, sweet hay and light pepper. The pre-light draw consists of dry cedar along with a mild spiciness on my lips.

First Third

The cigar begins with toasted wood and mid-level baking spice. At a quarter inch in, a light mustiness joins the profile. Some earth joins in at the half inch mark. At an inch in, the baking spice has morphed into black pepper. The retrohale is toasted wood, black pepper and light mustiness. The third finished out with the toasted wood and earth up front with black pepper and mustiness just behind. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the earth takes a slight lead while the black pepper becomes pretty mellow but does have a long finish. At a half inch in, the earth is pretty dry and creating a bit of an overall dryness to the profile. The retrohale is dry earth and toasted wood. As the third comes to a close, the toasted note transitions to a light char. The strength in this third remains at slightly above medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the dry earth and light charred wood are even up front with the mustiness in the background while the black pepper has dropped out of the profile. The retrohale remains dry earth and toasted wood. The cigar wraps up with the dry earth and lightly charred wood with mustiness right behind. The strength remained at slightly above medium.

Burn

The burn was perfect as it was straight the entire way. The ash held on through each third.

Draw

The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.

Overall

The cigar had a nice start with a good combination of flavors. The profile dropped to average in the second third as the earth became dry and took the lead in the profile and maintained that level the rest of the way. While this Crux Limitada The Show 2020 doesn’t live up to the 2016 release, it’s still a serviceable cigar. I’m not sure I’d come back to this one all that often, but might on occasion. I look forward to future iterations of this blend.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

6.10

Cost/Point

$1.80

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
GoodFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
AmazingBurn
AmazingDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Crux Limitada The Show 2020
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Crux Limitada The Show 2020

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