Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Robusto
Size : 4 (102mm) x 50
Price : $14 each
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Draw : 4 out of 6 stars
Burn : 5 out of 6 stars
Flavour : 3 out of 6 stars
Aroma : 4 out of 6 stars
Strength : 3 out of 6 stars
Our dear friend from Sweden who runs another interesting blog (click here), just shared with us his review of the new Regional Edition cigar from Habanos Nordic.
Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.
Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins.
Construction: Firm even feel.
Cold draw: Light wood notes and nuttiness.
1st third: Starts with a oak wood heavy note, followed by salty peanuts and freshly ground coffee.
2nd third: Keeps the oak wood notes, but the other notes now turn to a toasted bread and lightly roasted hazelnuts. There is also a faint hint of sweetness that lingers in the aftertaste.
The burn: Burns steady and fairly sharp with a white-ish ash.
Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium to cool feeling on the tounge. The draw is a classic Cuban draw, a little tighter but still perfect.
3rd third: Keeps previous flavors and also I’m getting a peppery feeling on the lips.
Conclusion: Medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Perfect for an late afternoon or evening smoke. It reminds me of an Montecristo but without the chocolate and earthy notes. Think this would match perfectly with a dark rum, I’m thinking a Havana Club 15 year old, or a cup of coffee.
Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.
Cigar Review – Rafael Gonzalez Báltico North Star 2017 Nordico
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