Review: El Septimo Bomba

Updated: Oct 23, 2020



The time has finally come. My first cigar aged for 15 years. El Septimo has left me with nothing but the upmost respect for their brand. This is now the top of the mountain. The longest aged cigar in their line-up.


STATS:

Brand: El Spetimo

Line: Bomba

Collection: Luxus

Profile: Medium

Wrapper: Dark and oily

Length: 6.5 inches

Gauge: 60

Country: Costa Rica

Tobacco Age: 15 years

Pricing: (Pack of 10) - $608.00

(per stick) - $64.00


First Impression:

First, I have never had a cigar that the tobacco was aged for 15 or more years. I had high expectations because I was expecting something different and amazing due to their process.

Below is the review of a pleasant smoking experience.


Pre-Smoke Ritual:

I went old school with this one as well. I wanted to make sure that I got to experience all the flavors possible. I toasted the foot slowly and blew on it to keep it lit. I repeated this process three times. Once it was lit and ready to smoke I made my punch. I took the first draw. This method allowed me to experience the cold draw in the first half and taste the transition to the lit portion and the creamy smoke.


Lighting, Draw, and Burn:

Lighting was very easy. With premium cigars you have to toast slowly and not overheat or burn the end. The draw was very smooth. A bit on the tighter side which is my personal preference. The burn was slow. You have to take the time to enjoy this cigar. 15 years went into its creation. Beginning to end this cigar burned very even with no touch-ups throughout.


Flavor:

The tobacco is aged more than 15 years. Before lighting, the smooth and leathery texture will excite your senses. Once lit, the aficionado will discover subtle flavors that are delicate on the palate. Both complexity and balance set the Bomba apart and please the most refined and demanding aficionados.


My Preference:

Even though this cigar was aged for at least 15 years I felt the need to rest it. I left it in my humidor for three weeks just to acclimate. I made my cut with a Colibri 1928 v-cutter. My source of fire was an El Septimo black duel flame jet lighter.


Final Thoughts:

This cigar rates near the very top of my list. The age, the time, the construction were flawless. I enjoyed this smoke in an extended fashion. Once it was over I was prepared to light up another one. For the price you really can not go wrong. All that went into this premium cigar can be found during your smoke session. This is an absolute winner.


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