The cigar begins with wood, earth and mustiness. At a half inch in, some black pepper joins the profile. At an inch in, the wood becomes more defined as oak and is slightly ahead of the earth, mustiness and black pepper. The retrohale is musty wood and light earthiness. As the third comes to a close, the musty oak is up front with light earthiness and faint black pepper. The strength in this third was right at medium.