The draw on the Cañonazo is perfect from start to finish and it is just slightly snug. The smoke production is fantastic and the cigar smokes cool from beginning to end.
I have been enjoying the Goldie line since it was first released, always purchasing boxes, and it has been interesting to see the evolution of the line over the years. I truly believe that they haven’t dramatically changed the blend formula since it was initially crafted, understanding there is going to be some changes in filler leaves with smaller to larger ring gauges, and that is why I believe it is one of the best lines to see the change in tobacco flavors from crop vintages over the years. The wrapper alone is far different in appearance than what it was when it was first released.
In many ways, the line is nothing like it used to be, and while I don’t care for recent releases compared with the original, it is still a good cigar. That is saying something when I can say that I don’t care for recent annual releases compared to the first couple years, but still find the cigar to be good. The La Palina Goldie Cañonazo is a terrific size and it delivers enjoyable flavors throughout. It has depth and complexity and there is transitioning present as well. I like that they are going back to a Cuban vitola, going away from the American vitola offering, and I believe it is an offering many will enjoy. If you have loved recent Goldie releases, this will be another one to your liking.