As I said with burn and construction, I never expect any problems with cigars coming out of El Titan de Bronze. The draw on this Goldie was solid and was not too loose or tight. I personally prefer the draw to be a little bit more snug, but that is me and I know more people prefer a more open draw. Once again, no complains and this was a well made cigar.
This was a solid Goldie and I think it will do well with consumers, mostly because of the size, but it is not my favorite of the Goldies. The Goldie itself has changed over the years, which I expect with any annual releases, but the wrapper itself has changed from the first two years. It was once lighter and thinner and is now darker and thicker. The flavors delivered are not what they once were. I think it has lost some of the complexity but it is still a solid cigar. It’s one of those things where the cigar is really good, and is better than a lot on the market, but it is not as good as it once was or some of the first releases. I think age will help the cigar, that has been the case with the past couple releases , but like most Goldie releases when it comes to four+ years of aging, the cigar goes downhill. I am disappointed that the size is more of an American size and not a traditional Cuban size, but that is me once again who has been a Goldie guy from the beginning. With time, the flavors will develop in the second and final third, knock on wood, and that will help the cigar in terms of flavors. With that being said, the draw and construction were great and a majority of cigar smokers will truly enjoy.