Personal Cigar Review: Flor de D’Crossier Selection 512 Habano Coloniales

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Cigar Details: Flor de D’Crossier Selection 512 Habano Coloniales

  • Vitola: Corona
  • Length: 5.12″
  • Ring Gauge: 44
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Habano
  • Binder: Dominican Piloto Cubano
  • Filler: Nicaragua and Undisclosed
  • Factory: ABAM
  • Blender: Isaias Santana Diaz
  • Price: $6.00
  • Release Date: May 2018
  • Source: Pure Aroma Cigars

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper is light brown and has a few slightly raised veins present. The seams are easily visible as they are slightly raised as well. The head is finished off with a very well applied triple cap. The band is the traditional company band in red along with black and gold. The aroma from the wrapper is a very faint wood note while the foot also has faint wood and hay. The pre-light draw consists of leather along with a very mild white pepper.

First Third

The cigar begins with a very sharp wood/metallic note along with some black pepper. At a quarter inch in, the sharpness lessens as the wood becomes a bit more defined to go along with the black pepper. At an inch in, a slight creaminess has joined in with the slightly sharp wood and black pepper. The retrohale carries a bit of a zing as it’s wood, cream and baking spice. At an inch and a quarter, a faint baking spice makes its way to the mouth draws. As the third comes to a close, the profile falls into an average mix of slightly charred wood and a bit of cream. The strength in this third was slightly below medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the wood and cream become a bit fuller as a slight baking spice rejoins the profile. At a half inch in, the char increases a bit while the cream and baking spice maintain their levels. At an inch in, the retrohale still carries a zing of the baking spice to go along with some wood in the background. As the third comes to a close, the cream picks up slightly to become even with the charred wood while some baking spice remains in the background. The strength in this third bumped to to be right at medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the char increases a bit while some cream and baking spice remain in the background. At a half inch in, the charred wood remains up front while the cream and baking spice are barely hanging on in the background. The retrohale carries the exact same profile. At an inch in, things begin to warm up a bit bringing some mintiness to the profile. As the cigar comes to a close, the profile consists of charred wood and mintiness. The strength in this third remained at medium.

Burn

The burn was perfect through the first two thirds, then in the final third, the cigar went out twice requiring re-lights. The ash held on in one inch increments.

Draw

The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.

Overall

The cigar started with a sharp wood, almost metallic note but thankfully reversed course pretty quickly. After that the profile was primarily charred wood, cream and baking spice the rest of the way. Other than some burn issues in the final third, construction was very good. Overall, the flavor profile of the Flor de D’Crossier Selection 512 Habano Coloniales was pretty standard and nothing that stood out. The price point on the cigar is great, so it’s an easy recommendation to try to see if it fits your profile. It’s not one of my favorites from the brand and I’m not sure I’d revisit it unless it was something I had easy access to and was looking for a shorter smoke.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.40

Cost/Point

$1.11

Scoring System

Aaron
Good Pre
Light
Average First
Third
Average Second
Third
Average Final
Third
Good Burn
Very Good Draw
Average Overall
Personal Cigar Review: Flor de D’Crossier Selection 512 Habano Coloniales
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Flor de D’Crossier Selection 512 Habano Coloniales

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