Full Disclosure: I received some of these as samples from Famous Smoke Shop. All reviews are my own. I received this cigar (and four of its buddies) from Famous Smoke Shop a few months ago and they have stayed on my mind to some degree or another ever since. It’s not that this is either […]
This La Floridita Limited Edition cigar comes from Famous Smoke; thanks! Upon first inspection this cigar looks fairly well made. Perhaps it is a little too tightly packed and there are some medium sized veins that run all along the wrapper. Other than that it looks like a good cigar. Maduro wrapper and very stout […]
First off, you will be able to recognize this cigar by the peach colored cellophane that encapsulates what turns out to be a very light colored cigar. Its wrapper is extremely smooth but not very oily. I have to admit that I accidentally ripped off some of the wrapper when I removed the band. It’s just that the band is gigantic and it needed to be removed if I was going to smoke this cigar comfortably. It is a firmly packed cigar that, knowing how other Connecticut Shade wrapper cigars are, I am not expecting too much from.
Ring Gauge: 54
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade
An effortless draw reveals some surprisingly good flavors. Sweetness, wood, some spice and earthy/grassy flavors. There is also a faint hint of coffee grounds. It produces a ton of smoke, is medium bodied and has an even draw.
The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne is not a procession of good flavors, far from it. During the first half of this cigar it is decidedly un-smooth; ratty would not be too unkind of a term to use.
Sometime around the halfway mark the ratty-ness disappears and for a brief while those good flavors I mentioned earlier are allowed to come through. And then something else negative starts coming through. The best way I can describe it is by calling it metallic.
Without those bad flavors this is still an average cigar. The flavors, the good ones, are, at best, neutral. It’s a fine cigar without those bad flavors but with them it is a cigar that I will avoid.
One of the things I try to do when doing a cigar review is tell you what I think without being biased by something I have heard or read. This can be difficult because if you go into a cigar knowing that others think very highly of it you will be thinking that that cigar will be very good. Hopefully I do not fall into that trap and I think that this will be an example of that. Onto the review.
Dark cigar with very little oil, which is a point of concern. It does look perfect though. I am drinking Wild Turkey, a Cherry Coke and some water to cleanse my palate. Just to let you know my frame of mind going into this cigar I know that this is supposed to be a very good cigar and full bodied.
Lenght: 6 1/4″
Ring Guage: 54