As the second third begins, some dry earthiness joins in with the musty wood note. At a half inch in, the earthiness and wood are even while the mustiness is slightly behind. The retrohale is now a mirror image of this profile. At an inch and a quarter, the cigar warms up again, bringing a toasted wood note to the profile while the earthiness and mustiness are now background notes. As the third comes to a close, the warmth has subsided and the mustiness comes back even with the wood while the earthiness is in the background. The strength in this third bumped up to medium.