Draw was amazing on this robusto extra from start to finish. Nice bit of resistance that helped in great smoke production and concentrated flavors.
When I look at how a cigar smokes and what it delivers, I obviously take into account each third, but the final third is very critical for the cigar. You can have a slow start and finish with an amazing smoking experience, but to have a poor finish, well that is what you are going to remember the most. You’re not going to remember how solid the first third was. This seems to be a trend with a lot of new releases and its concerning. People make the joke that Cigar Aficionado only smokes the first third, and then when you see the cigars being released and how they smoke well in the first and then poor afterwards, you begin to think the myth may be true. The ME II is a cigar that has a solid beginning, solid second third and a finish that is simply subpar. It is a shame, because the cigar had a nice start and the potential to be enjoyable, but it failed to deliver. It was a nice full body/strength cigar that went downhill. If that first third carried on throughout, it would have been a great new release from Tatuaje.