The first third begins with notes of dry cedar, baking spices and light white pepper to chase the draw. The pepper has a medium-long finish on the tip of my tongue. That pepper intensifies from light to medium-full on the retrohale. I’m immediately surprised by the amount of smoke production. Generally, this amount of billowing smoke is reserved for cigars with much darker wrappers. At the 10 minute mark, the pepper on the retrohale falls to medium minus, with cocoa joining at the 15 minute mark. The first third continues to evolve, bringing creaminess and nutty flavors. By the 1 hour mark, the pepper has fallen to a light level, but is still lingering on the tip of my tongue. The baking spices seem to have more complexity at the end of the first, and there is some sweetness accenting them as well.