Personal Cigar Review: Particulares Deliciosos

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Cigar Details: Particulares Deliciosos

  • Vitola: Toro Extra
  • Length: 6″
  • Ring Gauge: 54
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Shade Grown Corojo
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: TABSA
  • Blender: Arsenio Ramos
  • Price: $8.50
  • Release Date: August 2016
  • Source: Sindicato

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The Particulares Deliciosos has a rectangle press with a wrapper that is light brown with a network of well pressed veins. The seams are smooth and really only visible due to some color variation on the wrapper while the head is finished off with a very well applied quadruple cap. The band looks like two bands with the upper portion being white, gold and red and denoting the brand name while the lower section has various shades of green. The aroma from the wrapper is creamy hay while the foot brings sweet hay and breadiness. The pre-light draw is a mix of cedar and black tea with a mild spiciness on my lips.

First Third

The cigar begins with oak, creaminess and mild baking spice. At a half inch in, the baking spice has morphed into a fuller black pepper. The retrohale is oak followed by black pepper. At an inch and a quarter, the creaminess is very faint. As the third comes to a close, the profile is oak with black pepper slightly behind along with some faint creaminess. The strength in this third was slightly above medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the oak remains up front as the black pepper has lightened up a little and the creaminess has departed. At a half inch in, the oak is full and very detailed while the black pepper is now just a background note. At an inch in, the oak gains a light char and the profile becomes a bit dry. The retrohale is now lightly charred oak. At an inch and a half in, some mustiness joins the profile. The third finishes up with musty charred oak and light black pepper. The strength in this third remained at slightly above medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the black pepper has departed. The retrohale is a mirror image of the mouth draws with musty and charred oak. The cigar finishes out with the musty and charred oak. The strength in this third bumped up to medium-full.

Burn

The burn was a bit wavy at times, but always self corrected. The cigar did go out once in the second third, requiring a re-light. The ash held on in inch and a half increments.

Draw

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

Overall

The Particulares Deliciosos overall was fairly average. In the first third, once, the black pepper joined, it seemed a bit too aggressive compared to the rest of the profile. As the cigar progressed and the pepper faded away, it was fairly linear as it was slightly charred oak and mustiness. The strength was also a bit up there. Having smoked the No. 1 vitola previously, I felt like that cigar was a bit better balanced. I don’t really see myself coming back to this one and will revisit the No. 1 vitola instead.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.40

Cost/Point

$1.57

Scoring System

Aaron
Very GoodPre
Light
AverageFirst
Third
AverageSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
GoodBurn
Very GoodDraw
AverageOverall
Personal Cigar Review: Particulares Deliciosos
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: Particulares Deliciosos

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