The draw was also perfect, striking the ideal air flow.
It seems like within the last few years, each year there is a variation of the original PB5 Limitada utilizing the company’s signature Nicaraguan Engañoso wrapper. Except for the 2016 IPCPR show variant, with each passing year, the line seems to deteriorate in quality. The Crux Limitada Short Salomone has some good qualities within the opening third, but past that mark, the balance is thrown off and nuance declined. This is my least favorite of the line and will focus on the other vitolas over this one. On a side note, the day before this review, I smoked a 2016 IPCPR show Limitada. Surprisingly, the 2016 IPCPR and Limitada Short Salomone essentially had no similarities. The 2016 IPCPR was very well structured, nuanced and harmoniously in balance, whereas the Limitada Short Salomone was basically the opposite. I know we are talking about cigars with big gaps in age, but the interesting aspect was the polar opposites in flavor profiles.