The cigar begins with a mix of light wood and a strong black pepper. By a half inch in, the black pepper has settled down to become even with the wood. At an inch in, a slight creamy note joins the mix of wood and black pepper to smooth the profile out a bit more. The retrohale provides a slightly toasted wood note. At an inch and a quarter, the pepper has become very faint. As the third comes to a close, the wood, now more defined as oak, is up front with a cream supporting note and a very faint black pepper note. The strength in this third was right at medium.