Alec Bradley Prensado Short Cigar Review

November 1, 2012 · Posted in Cigar Review, Short Cigar Review 

I received the cigar used for this review from Cigars Direct. All reviews are my own.

Wrapper: Trajes, Honduran   |   Binder: Nicaraguan   |   Filler: Trajes, Nicaraguan & Honduran   |   Box of 20: $175.00; 5 Pack: $47.00   |   Churchill   |   7″ x 48

0/3: Looks well made, slightly darker than medium brown in color, no noticeable imperfections on the wrapper, fairly hard packed with a soft box press. I should note that I am shocked, SHOCKED!!!, that I haven’t reviewed this line before. I thought I had (maybe that’s why I never did a review because I thought I already had).

1/3: Starts out very well. Coffee, earth and some sweet spice. It’s got a bit of strength but not so much as to overpower.

2/3: Flavors are pretty much the same as before but the spice does pick up a little in intensity. With the increase in spice it does add to my enjoyment of the cigar because the extra spice adds an extra dimension to the flavor profile.

3/3: Bitter earthiness is the main force in the flavor profile during the final third. I like it because the flavors are deep and work well with the spice and the hint of chocolate that is starting to break through now. I did have to touch up the burn line a couple of times but this is a rather long cigar and it wasn’t too much of a hassle.

4/3: It is pretty easy to see why a certain publication that has been around for two decades likes this cigar so much. Medium-full bodied with a good draw and decent burn, this cigar has a lot of flavor in what I like to refer to as the dark end of the flavor spectrum.

4.5 out of 5 points – a cigar most everyone will like

Comments

One Response to “Alec Bradley Prensado Short Cigar Review”

  1. Greg on November 1st, 2012 3:31 pm

    Descriptive review, as always. Sounds like one I’d enjoy.

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