Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live The Queen Ace Of Hearts
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Byron (Beegerply)

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member BewareDaPenguin (Adam). The cigar provided for this round is the Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live The Queen Ace Of Hearts.

Boutique brand owner Robert Caldwell is releasing a new line of cigars called Long Live the Queen, a regular production line of smokes that he says has been aging for the better part of a year after rolling. The Ace of Hearts is the limited edition version of this cigar, rolled at the Ventura family's El Maestro factory in the Dominican Republic. It's a four-country blend consisting of a reddish-brown Cameroon cover leaf, a Sumatra binder grown in Indonesia and a mix of Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers.

Caldwell Cigar Co. Long Live The Queen Ace Of Hearts

Caldwell Cigar Co.
Long Live The Queen Ace Of Hearts
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 10 Points of 10 Possible

This cigar had a nice hued sheen to, and was smooth. There was only one large vein that ran along the edge of the box press corners. The band had some nice art work. There wasn't much of aroma along the barrel of the cigar, but there was a nice sweet grass aroma at the foot. It looked to be well bunched looking at the foot.

Lighting and Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

This cigar cut cleanly, with no splitting. The cigar lit up nicely and produced a nice smooth volume of smoke. The burn was somewhat off but would self correct and never needed any touch ups. The ash was flakey, salt and pepper in color, and held on for about 3/4 of an inch before dropping. The burn rate was good on this cigar.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

The cap was well applied, and cut nicely. The wrapper was a nice medium brown, and was silky to the touch. The draw on this cigar was very good no effort was needed to get a nice smoke volume. It was difficult to find any construction flaws with cigar. Beside the one large vain along side of the box press was only thing I could find wrong in the construction.  

Flavor and Aroma: 41 Points of 45 Possible

I found this cigar to be medium to full in body, and medium in strength. On the opening draw I had a nice creamy oily texture to the smoke. along with a nice rich earthiness, and a woody note and a hint of sweet grassy. as the cigar progressed it continued with the earthiness, and nice nuttiness came in to the mix. The cigar never really changed much, but I did have a nice coffee taste on the finish.  


Overall I really liked this cigar and found it to be a nice pleasurable cigar. All though it wasn't overly complex it keep my entrust. I really like the way the draw was on this cigar smooth from start to finish. Thanks Adam for letting participate in this review and to Bruce for keeping everything going smoothly.      

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