The draw was solid on the cigar, slightly loose for my liking, but well constructed. The cigar smoked cool from beginning to end, and because of the size took some time to smoke.
To me, this is another Nicaraguan puro release from a company that wants to have a Nicaraguan puro on the market. How much time was put into this release, I don’t know, but I would guess not much time at all. Altadis U.S.A. got a decent blend at a price they were happy with from A.J. Fernandez and they went with it. I am sure it will reach out to a certain market, but if you are looking for another special Nicaraguan puro release, you won’t find it here. There is nothing wowing about the cigar, but at the same time nothing that really brings it down. It is a dryer smoking experience cigar that produces a core profile that is present from start to finish. There is a lack of complexity, depth and transitioning, and because of that you get what you get. Some may enjoy it, but it’s hard for me to even give a cigar like this the time of day.