I was really pleased with the draw on the cigar. It has a nice snugness that I could get behind which was present throughout.
Overall, the Cubariqueño Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural is an enjoyable cigar. It has a flavor profile that I classify as being old-school or farm like, and it is a profile I typically get behind. At no point is the cigar too much in terms of strength and body, but instead compliments the flavors being delivered. With this cigar though, I felt they were missing a component to really take it to a higher level. I don’t want to say the cigar was lacking, because in the giant scheme of things it wasn’t, but it was just short from being at a really good level. It could use more in terms of depth and transitioning. I thought there was nice balance between strength, body and flavors, and with the samples I smoked I found a lot of consistency. The construction was on point from start to finish and it showed the excellent quality control and craftsmanship that comes out of La Zona. It is one of the better Cubariqueño blends I have smoked, probably my favorite, and it makes me very interested and excited in smoking the Maduro offering.