As the final third begins, the black pepper is now even with the musty, heavily toasted oak. At a half inch in, the black pepper is tingling the back of my throat. The retrohale remains lightly musty, toasted oak and light black pepper. At an inch in, the vegetal note picks up a bit. As the cigar wraps up, the musty, heavily toasted oak and black pepper were even with the dry earth right behind and the vegetal note right behind that. The strength in this third bumped up to medium-full.