The draw was simply perfect.
Overall, I was not impressed with the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Toro. I think it started out on a solid level in the first third, but it declined from there. There was nice initial sweetness that faded away half way through the third, and whether or not that comes from a “sweet tip,” I can’t be certain. In my experience, it had a sweetness on the head that was more pronounced than the “natural sweetness” of tobacco. It wasn’t at a Baccarat level, I am just using that as an example, but it was more pronounced than a “natural” Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. With that being said, the flavors were just more present in the first third. After that, they dropped and dropped. It lost complexity and elegance with each inch. The construction was amazing, and the balance between body, strength and flavors was on point, but the complexity and depth just died in the end. Even if the cigar was reversed, and it grew into those great flavors, I would still be disappointed as you can’t have a cigar begin at that level. If I am looking to smoke a Connecticut, this is not one I will reach for to smoke. If I am looking to smoke a cigar from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, it’s not going to be this. I think it is a major miss as a release.