Cigar Details: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Cervantes Fino
Ring Gauge: 46
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Grade 1 Dark Rosado
Binder: Mexican Matacapan Negro de Temporal
Filler: Nicaraguan GK Condega C-SG Seco, Nicaraguan Pueblo Nuevo Criollo Viso, Nicaraguan La Joya Estelí C-98 Viso, Nicaraguan ASP Estelí Hybrid Ligero and Pennsylvania Broadleaf Ligero
Factory: Joya de Nicaragua
Blender: Steve Saka
Release Date: November 2015
Source: Developing Palates
Visually, this is a stunning cigar. A perfectly applied triple cap tops off this dark roast coffee wrapper. The small veins and near invisible seams are a welcome sight compared to a lot of premium smokes these days. A little leather and hay come off the wrapper with some sweetness present at the foot and on the cold draw.
From the start there is a nice balance between the oak and tobacco. An earthiness in the background really rounds out the flavors. An occasional pop of black pepper on the retrohale creates a little char that quickly mellows as a creamy leather begins to develop.
The smoothness of the leather allows for some sweetness of tobacco to really come through in the profile. The oak begins to transition to more of a cedar with a touch of allspice in the background. The original earthiness fades in favor of some baking spices. The balance between the flavors, however, remains perfect.
A little char adds additional depth in the final third as some coffee begins to develop in the background. The oak, cedar, tobacco and leather combination work so well together I just want to close my eyes and get lost in the flavors.
Despite a windy day, the burn-line always self corrected. The ash fell about every inch or so allowing for an even and cool smoke.
Somewhere between the first and second third, the draw tightened up a bit before opening back up for the duration. Outside of that, this was a pretty effortless smoking cigar.
I could smoke this cigar everyday. While the flavors weren’t overly complex, they were always very good and well balanced. There were nice transitions through the thirds beginning with a robust earthy oak to a sweeter cedar and allspice and finally a richer char with some dark roast coffee highlights. Definitely a cigar to keep in rotation. Great for a daily smoker or for special occasions.