Updated: Oct 23, 2020
An impressive cut for this cigar, a clear elegance from the first puffs, combined with a real burnability, with a very pleasant lubricated side. At the same time, it lures you in with its many features, in one single draw. An elegant, eclectic and dense model, that you’ll find hard to let go of.
Wrapper: Oily and Dark
Length: 6 inches
Country: Costa Rica
Tobacco Age: 10 years
Pricing: (Box of 25) - $1350.00
(per stick) - $60.00
If it is an El Septimo review to do I can probably start skipping my first impression. It is the same every time. The first time I smoked one I was curious. At this point in time I expect nothing but the best. Construction, draw, burn, flavor, and a few other fine points are always at the premium level.
I had to get a long strong smell of the aroma coming form the wrapper. It was like heaven. I made my cut and took a cold draw. It screamed quality. I toasted this cigar very slowly. Once it was ready the light and draw was to follow.
Lighting, Draw, and Burn:
Lighting is easy but time consuming. Premium luxury cigars need TLC in all aspects of smoking. Once the slow and methodical toast is done you are ready to light this stick up. The draw is on the tighter side, but this cigar has some solid construction so it is expected and welcomed. The burn is on the faster side, but very even and smooth.
I have to say that this cigar put off such a pleasant aroma. Pleasant to the point that they should make air fresheners out of it. The first third of this cigar was slightly surprising. There was a bitterness that enjoyed a great deal. Layered with that was a hint of sweetness that evened it out. I got strong flavor of almonds, smoke, and mixed nuts. I also tasted notes of white chocolate and feint leather. As I moved into the second third of the cigar I was getting floral notes which seemed to mix very well with the white chocolate. The almond and mixed nut flavor stayed in the front of the flavor. The final third made a few transitions. The bitterness had seemed to disappear while the sweetness got strong. The almond and mixed nut flavor remained and the smokey flavor drifted into the background. The white chocolate took a backseat as the floral notes got stronger.
Two weeks rest in the humidor was perfect. I made my cut with an Xikar punch. My source of fire was none other than my classic brass Zippo with a duel flame butane insert.
Another great cigar from El Septimo. This was even better sitting out on the deck in the evening with a cup of coffee. Something about the flavors made it the perfect evening relaxation cigar. There should be a few of these in your humidor. You will not be disappointing.