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Very easy smoking medium exhibiting cocoa and cream as well as some pepper. Draw was just a tad tight but with enough give to make the overall experience enjoyable, although I think the heavier puffing did end up drying my tongue a bit. 88-89 points
Got this smoke on a trade with a fellow Geek, it had about 3 1/2 years of age at the time I smoked it. Deep brown wrapper with a couple small veins. Construction was very solid with a nice feel to the stick. Pre light draw was cocoa and earth. Light it up and got typical Maduro sweetness with leather, tobacco and spice, at halfway the leather backed out and dark chocolate tagged in for the remainder. Burn was good and the one wander corrected itself. Ash held on past the 1/3 mark until I tapped it off before it landed in my lap. Nothing super complex about this cigar, just a damn good smoke. Smoke time was 1 hr 25 minutes which is very long for me on a robusto size cigar.
A solid feel to this stick.An oily sheen on the seamless wrapper with one vein.The first third were tastes of spice,baked bread,cream and nuts.The mid's were cream,nuts and baking spice.The last third were cream,cedar and spice to the finish.Nice smooth tastes though not too complex.The draw was great,the burn was dead on and the ash held strongly.Mild-medium in body.
Very solid smoke. Nice looking little stick, not very oily, invisible seams, and very light veining. The cap snipped nicely, and the draw was spot-on. Smoke, as expected with a Liga Privada, was copious and strong. The burn line was amazingly straight, especially considering the small RG, and the ash held nicely for about an inch and a half.
Started out of the gate strong, with some black pepper and cedar. Some nice dark chocolate notes, along with lots of earth combine with the rest to make a very rich short smoke. There was a good bit more sweetness in this one than I remember in the other Unicos, but not as much complexity. I smoked it slow to avoid any harshness, although a bit did creep in towards the end.
Overall a nice short smoke experience. Gives you a chance to get the general Liga Privada experience for less monetary and time investement. It’s not as good as the rest, but it is a fine short smoke on its own, and one that certainly gives you a little taste of Drew Estates finest lines.
A very easy cold draw through a 9mm hole. Full bodied from the get-go, exhibiting notes of wood, green leaf tannin, and faint black pepper. When smelling the wrapper during the burn I also get ammonia notes. Tasted pretty fresh overall in spite of dating back to 2009. Notes of fresh walnuts emerged at the end of the first third, and the strength seemed to dial down to medium-full beginning with the second third. Citrus notes of orange rind then appeared around the midpoint. As the smoke progressed, the flavor profile finally began resembling that of the Desde 1935 Club Selection No. 4. (5x44). After 80 minutes, once it got to the nub, it starting emitting ammonia notes so I put it out. Had a slow, even burn, and outstanding construction overall. 89-91 points
Nice after dinner smoke. Smooth Connecticut wwrapper, no veins, firm feel but not too firm. Nice subtle prelight smell. Clipped easily and easy lighting up. Burn was perfect to the end. Flavors were earthy with hints of wood and leather. Maybe some cocoa and a touch of sweetness too.
Overall a great followup to a great meal. Perdomo is a staple in my humi because they are priced right anx never disappoint.
This was part of a 4-pack my B&M had and was aged about 6 weeks.
Good presentation as it has just a few small veins, neatly looking roll, and a nice firm feel to it.
The flavors are pretty basic hay, nuts, little bit of pepper and an almost buttery popcorn flavors that lingers in the mouth. The smoke is that of a medium cigar, leaves behind a flaky dark gray ash, and nothing more than a mild as far as the strength. This to me was a middle of the road cigar.
First 5 star rating for me! I have smoked other Cubans, but this is the best yet! After the initial blast, this thing is exquisitely smooth and creamy. The cocoa and nutty flavors are delicate. A few baking spices tingle my tounge. Nothing bitter or harsh at all. Slight ammonia that should fade as it ages. Construction and burn are great, the ash flakes a little, but nothing too bad. It's not a bold powerhouse, it's a super fine medium smoke. Jan14 box, 10 months age, 2 weeks in the humi.