Cigar Details: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra De Saka #NLMTHA
- Vitola: Lancero
- Length: 7″
- Ring Gauge: 38
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Undisclosed
- Binder: Undisclosed
- Filler: Undisclosed
- Factory: Joya de Nicaragua
- Blender: Steve Saka
- Price: $17.95
- Release Date: March 2019
- Source: Developing Palates via Corona Cigar Co.
The Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra De Saka #NLMTHA comes in a coffin that has the line name on the slide off lid with the sub-line name and size of the cigar on one of the long sides of the coffin. The cigar itself has a medium brown wrapper with some darker marbling. The seams are a bit raised and there are a fair number of lightly raised veins present. The head is well finished and has a thin twisted stump that is a quarter inch long. There is the traditional yellow ribbon at the foot which denotes the line and sub-line. The aroma from both the wrapper and foot is a smoky fire cured note. The pre-light draw brings a mellow fire cured note.
The cigar begins with smoky and toasted oak along with some vibrant black pepper. At three quarters of an inch in, the pepper has mellowed while the oak is showing a good amount of depth. The retrohale brings a similar set of components with a bit of a zing from the pepper. At an inch and a half, the black pepper picks back up to it’s previous level. As the third comes to a close, the toasted oak has a smoky mustiness to it while the black pepper is just a bit behind. The strength in this third was right at medium.
As the second third begins, the black pepper has mellowed. At a half inch in, some light, dry earth joins the profile. The retrohale is now musty, toasted oak along with some light amounts of dry earth and black pepper. As the third comes to a close, the toast note has become a bit heavier while the black pepper is now very mellow and the overall profile is a bit dry. The strength in this third remained at medium.
As the final third begins, the toast note is now quite heavy. The retrohale remains musty, toasted oak along with some light amounts of dry earth and black pepper. As the cigar wraps up, it warms up a bit causing the toast to transition to char and a light bitterness joins the profile. The strength in this third remained at medium.
The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
The cigar started well, with a nice depth to the smoky and toasted oak along with black pepper. When the dry earth joined in the second third, it knocked things down a level and maintained that profile the rest of the way. Construction was absolutely perfect. The price point on the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Muestra De Saka #NLMTHA is quite high, and would likely keep me from returning to this all that often. This version of the MdS is about on par with the others I have smoked. Lancero fans should give this a shot to see what they think.
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