The draw was perfect. Just the right amount of resistance that I prefer.
The nice dark wood note in the first third had me thinking that this might be a one trick pony as some cigars just have that throughout, but things did change going into the second third which added an additional dimension, which was welcome. I didn’t get a bunch of nuances as the primary flavors were pretty heavy, but the flavors it did present were good. I would consider this a successful collaboration, but the price, even though it doesn’t factor into our score, is a tad high for this line. With that said, this is a cigar that is worth checking out for those that like medium plus strength and some dark and heavy flavors. I’m looking forward to smoking some of the other vitolas.