The perfect balance between being too loose or too tight to draw in all the flavors the cigar had to offer.
It’s been a while since I’ve had a cigar with so much staleness. It’s not a pleasant note and in my opinion, it does not belong in a cigar. Luckily, by the second third, the cigar became less stale and provided a better tasting profile. But the overall profile, although better, was still average. The upside is, the cigar is very approachable, not being dominant in strength, so especially newer cigar smokers will be able to get through 1.5 hours or so without feeling the need to reach for something to eat. Not a bad cigar by any means, but another key example of an average offering from General Cigar.