Nine by BLANCO Cigars
Review by "The Big Chief"
Nine, by Blanco Cigars, is a full-bodied, dark, and rich Nicaraguan puro made in the Plasencia factory, which brings a whirlwind of flavors to any astute palate. This cigar uses luscious Corojo Oscuro wrappers, binders from Jalapa, and triple Nicaraguan Ligero that is bold and not too overpowering. This cigar has complex notes that will keep you fascinated throughout, and when you feel you’ve understood the blend, it will amaze you again.
Wrapper: Corojo Oscuro (Nicaraguan)
Filler: Triple Ligero (Nicaraguan)
Length: 6 Inches
Pricing: ($228.20 Box of 20 )($11.41 per stick)
First Impression: This is my first experience with anything from Blanco Cigars, and it was purchased as a spur-of-the-moment kind of thing. Upon inspection, the cigar was solid and felt heavier than it looked. The wrapper was a deep chocolate color with supple oils throughout. The aroma on the wrapper was that of mocha and a deep barnyard.
Lighting, Draw, and Burn: I used a guillotine-style cutter for this cigar, and looking under the cap, I noticed how tightly rolled it was. At first, I expected a tight draw, but it was perfect! My cold draw noted hints of raisins, figs, and mushrooms (very earthy). With a single jet torch lighter, I toasted the foot and lit the cigar. The ash was a deep grey, thick and sturdy with an even burn. It was nice to have a cigar that needed absolutely no touch-ups.
Flavor: When smoking this cigar, the word whirlwind keeps popping into my head. The flavors were consistent and evolved ever so slightly. I got hints of cocoa, coffee (Cuban style), earth (there is that mushroom again), leather, woodsy (like an oak with a slight mix of cedar), and spice on the tail end.
Final Thoughts: With my first experience with this brand, I can say that Nine from Blanco cigars are most definitely box worthy. Check them out at your local B&M!