Everyone has ventured into the Deadwood line of crazy sister cigars. Fat Bottom Betty, Crazy Alice, and Sweet Jane are all very well known cigars. You either know the name, the quality, or have seen the epic bands. Well there is a new sister in town. She offers up something different from the other three, but it is very welcomed. Leather Rose has arrived.
Wrapper: Brazilian Maduro
Length: 5 inch
Pricing: (Box of 24) - $194.40
(per stick) - $8.10
I was probably late to the game trying the Deadwood line of cigars. As stated there are three prior to Leather Rose. I felt that this cigar would be amazing since the other three can be found in my humidor at any given time. It was a big set of shoes to walk in, but I was confident that Leather Rose would not have an issue filling them. The band, look, and aroma were all so inviting from the first second.
The first thing I did was get a very good sniff of this cigar. It had a very sweet cedar smell to it. I had to go in for a second which was equally as pleasant. I made my v-cut and took my cold draw. WOW!!!! Sweetness, vanilla, cedar, and cream was very apparent. This was going to be a fun ride.
Lighting, Draw, and Burn:
I could fill this space with a lot of clever wording but have decided to get right tot he point. It lights great and stays lit. The draw is perfect. i couldn't say loose or tight. It was just right. The burn is even but seemed slower than other cigars which is a great problem to have. A solid ash and produces tons of aroma filled smoke.
The first third of the cigar hits you with a sweet vanilla cream flavor. I also tasted notes of cinnamon and leather right from the start. As you get into the second half the sweet vanilla cream remains, but the leather definitely takes a larger role than before. The cinnamon remains in the background and a citrus like taste pops in and out. Entering the final third I had a few draws of bitterness. normally, I do not appreciate it but this was subtle and seemed to fit. Sweet vanilla cruised all the way to the nub. The leather, citrus, and cinnamon ran about even. The overall smoke was amazing.
I rested the new sister for one week oddly enough beside her other sisters. I made my cut with a Colibri 1928 v-cutter. The lighter of choice was the classic Zippo with the duel flame butane insert.
No big surprise that I would recommend this cigar. The flavor are solid, its smooth, and it has an amazing flavor profile overall. Another sister that I will add to the humidor. It will have a permanent home and always be available in my personal collection at a moments notice.