The draw was perfect, with just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
The cigar began with wood, chalkiness and a light floral note. Some black pepper joined in and left and some mustiness joined in. In the second third, the floral note dropped out and the chalkiness fluctuated in fullness. The final third saw a faint bitterness joined the wood and then a vegetal note as the cigar finished up. The construction was very good and strength was slightly below medium most of the way. The Casa Cuevas Maduro Toro had a nice start with a good combination of flavors, but from the second third, when the floral note dropped out, the profile became average the rest of the way. The chalkiness from this maduro isn’t something I’m the biggest fan of, but it wasn’t as off putting as some other maduro wrapped blends. Just a fairly average cigar and not something I’ll be in a hurry to revisit, but would smoke on occasion if it was handy.