The second thirds profile becomes less sharp (especially in the pepper department) and smooths out in general. Still a prominent and decadent dark chocolate, toned down oily black pepper zing, less gritty earth, ripe stone fruits and faint charred oak. A new note of almond creaminess mixed with bread emerges, flavors I always enjoy in a cigar. Through the nose, still the same level of welcoming black pepper spice, creamy nougat, oak and barnyard. The finish is now namely a lingering tapered oily black pepper and slight charred oak. Body remains medium. Strength towards the end of the second third ramps to a medium-full.