The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.
The cigar started with toasted wood, hay, cream and black pepper. As it progressed, the black pepper went in and out. Later some char joined in and then took over the toasted note as the profile was just the wood and some mustiness. Construction was pretty good and didn’t require any attention. The first third flavor was good, but didn’t really transition much as it progressed. With a cigar of this size, you really need to have a profile that you really like to stay engaged and I felt my attention waning as it went along. The cigar carries a hefty price tag and for the smoking time, there is some value there, but in regards to flavor, the most important thing, I wasn’t wowed. I’m interested in trying this in a shorter and thinner vitola to see if it can show off a better profile, but for this vitola, it likely isn’t something I’d return to.