The draw was perfect. The ideal resistance and air flow.
I always look forward to smoking barber pole cigars. Barber poles intrigue me because due to the different wrappers, I have no real expectations of what it should taste like (as compared to if for instance it’s a Connecticut Shade cigar, I go into it expecting a certain set of flavors). In the case of the 2012 by Oscar Barber Pole, it tastes a lot more Mexican San Andres than Candela. Flavors of caramel, drying wood, leather, minerals and nuts were the main components of this cigar. I overall enjoyed the cigar’s journey of sweetness to earthiness and would happily smoke this again.