The cigar begins with toasted cedar and mild dry earth. At a quarter inch in, a light mustiness joins the profile. At a half inch in, a subtle black pepper appears. The retrohale brings toasted cedar and dry earth. At an inch in, the black pepper picks up a bit and is just behind the toasted cedar, but slightly ahead of the dry earth. At an inch and a half in, the mustiness is now paired with the toasted cedar while the dry earth and black pepper pickup and all components are even. The strength in this third was slightly below medium.