A few notable changes within the second third. First, the strength ramps from medium to medium full, providing a relaxing and cloudy head. Second, there is a significant decrease (70% or so) in spice from the initial half inch or so, something I wish the cigar still provided. The decrease in spice allows for the cigar to be creamier (2% milk) and nuttier. Lastly, a wood bitterness creeps forth, providing a greater depth of dry earth. Aside from these, flavors of dry wood, barnyard and toastiness remains unchanged. Through the nose, the preferred amount of dry white pepper, dry wood and creamy nuttiness. The finish is still medium in length with notes of wood creaminess, dry wood and dry minerality. Body remains unchanged at medium.