Personal Cigar Review: Deadwood Leather Rose

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Cigar Details: Deadwood Leather Rose

  • Vitola: Torpedo
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Maduro
  • Binder: Undisclosed
  • Filler: Undisclosed
  • Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $8.10
  • Release Date: July 2020
  • Source: Drew Estate

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper on the Deadwood Leather Rose is a marbled dark brown and has a couple of lightly raised veins present. The seams are pretty smooth and really only visible due to the color variation of the wrapper. The Torpedo head is finished a bit sloppily as the caps are raised a fair amount on the edges. The cigar has two bands and the primary band has the traditional styling for the Deadwood Series and has the image and name of the female in question while there is a black ribbon at the foot. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of pipe tobacco and light chocolate while the foot brings a mix of chocolate and floral notes. The pre-light draw has an interesting vegetal and floral note, but the in your face component is what is on your lips from the wrapper. It is a very sweet and slightly spicy concoction.

First Third

As the cigar begins, all I’m really getting from the smoke is some wood as my palate is dominated by sweetness and some chocolate from the wrapper. The retrohale is wood with a light chalkiness. At an inch and a quarter, the sweetness from the wrapper is finally starting to subside and the profile from the cigar is wood and light chalkiness. The strength in this third was mild-medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, there’s still a faint sweetness from the wrapper along with the wood and light chalkiness. At a half inch in, a faint mintiness joins the profile. The retrohale is chalky wood with faint mintiness. At an inch in, a bit of meatiness joins in. As the third comes to a close, the profile is chalky wood with light mintiness and meatiness. The strength remains at mild-medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the wood gains some char. The retrohale remains chalky wood with faint mintiness. The cigar wraps up with the profile of charred wood and chalkiness with light mintiness and meatiness. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly below medium.

Burn

The burn was a bit wavy throughout and required a touch-up in the second third to keep everything burning in unison. The ash held on in inch and a half increments.

Draw

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

Overall

The cigar started with just wood as my palate was dominated by sweetness and some chocolate from the wrapper. As the sweetness subsided, some chalkiness joined in. The second third saw some light mintiness and meatiness join in. The final third saw some char join the wood. Construction was pretty good and strength was mild-medium most of the way. The Deadwood Leather Rose just gave the flavor from the wrapper at the beginning and once that mellowed, the flavors from the actual tobacco weren’t that great. For the audience this is geared towards, it probably works as they may not be smoking the whole thing and the flavoring gives a possible non-smoker something to enjoy while they’re puffing on a cigar. This isn’t something I’d return to, but could see it doing well with its target audience.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

4.13

Cost/Point

$1.96

Scoring System

Aaron
GoodPre
Light
SubparFirst
Third
SubparSecond
Third
SubparFinal
Third
GoodBurn
AmazingDraw
SubparOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Deadwood Leather Rose
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Deadwood Leather Rose

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