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NobleCigars Act 1
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: The Burn Ward

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Welcome to a Geek Critique of a cigar generously provided to us by member Jon (Noblecigars) of  The cigar provided for this round is the NobleCigars Act 1.  Produced from one of the most well known factories in the world. The wrapper is aged for 3 years, and binder filler 5 years. It is a double ligero, and all are surprised as it doesn't feel like, but at the third burn will kick really hard and shift from medium-full to full. Special thanks goes out to Jon (Noblecigars) of for providing the cigars!

NobleCigars Act 1

Act 1
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Act 1 - Wrapper is BroadLeaf Claro Natural 3 yrs aged, while the Binder and Filler Dominican 5 yrs aged. Double Ligero as well.
This cigar was enjoyed with Widow Jane Decadence, Tanners Creek and Water

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

Light colored wrapper. Lots of veining in the wrapper leaf. Slightly oily. Aroma of raisins. Well filled cigar, good bunching. Well applied cap that cuts cleanly.  Beautiful well applied band that came off cleanly.

Lighting and Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

The ash holds on strong and has a sharp burn line. Voluminous smoke output. It continues to burn as I let it rest between puffs. There are a couple veins that run parallel close to the middle that cause a waver in the burn line but not an issue. One relight, I let it rest a bit too long in the final third. A couple touch ups for the burn line in the final third.

Construction: 26 Points of 30 Possible

The foot has a clean cut and can stand on end. The draw is a tad airy despite my careful incision I made to the cap.  No cracks or issues with the wrapper throughout the burn. The cigar was well constructed which really helps when enjoying a cigar to not worry about anything and just sit back and relax.

Flavor and Aroma: 38 Points of 45 Possible

Initial notes of toast, some raisin comes through. I get some spice and cedar that are prevalent.  I pick up un an occasional sweet note. I started smoking a bit slower and was presented with more consistency in the sweeter notes. Earthy notes are coming through, cinnamon, baking spices. Oak comes through on the retro. I do pick up on some floral note on the exhale its hard to place but possibly orange blossom. There was some great complexity throughout where I would get some unique tasting notes that I couldn't place and would be met with something new on the next puff. The final third had the most consistency and it was quite pleasant.


Smoked down to the nub. I found the smoke to be closer to the mild side in strength and lighter flavor notes. Final smoking time was 70 minutes. If you're going to have one size, the toro is a great format, I'd love to see a lancero produced in this blend. Thank you Jon for having me on board with this one.

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