This cigar has a slight sheen of oil. It looks perfect and it’s the second cigar I smoked after the CAO Vision. Very big cigar. Drinking Wild Turkey and a Cherry Coke.
Ring Gauge: 56
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
This cigar is on the verge of being too fat. Yet, the draw is perfectly fine. I usually end up having draw problems with the thinner cigars anyways. I’m not getting a ton of flavor from this cigar however, which is somewhat surprising.
Feels like a medium bodied cigar, which is shouldn’t be. It should be full bodied. The only flavor I’m getting from this cigar is that it’s a little nutty. Cashew? Maybe. There is also a mild sweetness to it that’s nice.
About halfway through now and it is just a boring cigar. There really isn’t that much flavor to it. No spice or anything that would push the limits of my palate and nothing that makes me think that this is a full bodied smoke.
It does burn evenly though. But who cares if it burns well if it’s boring? I would rather have a cigar that was more of a technical problem and tasted wonderfully than a cigar that was technically perfect, like this cigar, but is just boring. Even if it had some more good flavors to it but it doesn’t – so I don’t like it.
Cigar Aficionado: Here is what they had to say about the churchill vitola “An oily cigar that draws well but burns a bit unevenly. It is mostly nutty in character with a touch of sourness on the finish.” They gave this cigar 88 points.
Kear Brothers Cigar Journal: They called this smoke a “classic.” They thought it was mild and has a nice spiciness to it along with some cinnamon and leather. They really like it.
CigarMonkey: This cigar got 86 points from CigarMonkey. “This smoke is far milder than the 1875 Series and the Real Reserva. It was very light and spicy.”