10/17/19

Left Hand Cigar Co. Left-Hander in Review

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”


Familia Rodriguez Tobacos
Ohana Cigars
Left Hand Cigar Co.
Left-Hander

WRAPPER: Connecticut Broadleaf
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Toro (652) box-press, closed foot
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
STRENGTH: Medium-Full

WEBSITE: ohanacigars.com

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NOTES:
Plush and rather posh. A densely-sweet tobacco core. Black pepper to the back of the tongue is the first off-shoot. Then the palate gets anise, rich Corinthian leather, cumin & smoked paprika, and semi-sweet chocolate w/ heightened vanilla thru the nose. 

All this is braced by a smooth as silk lively cedar. All this, roasted to a restrained brawn perfection. The lengthy finish sees the addition of toasted citrus pith. Barnyard everywhere. Well-rounded & nicely if not simply balanced. Not complex but deeply nuanced independent notes. 

Burns on an even line. Draws evenly but a bit toward the damp side. Still: full satiation/saturation. Ash grows in a silver sheath and to an inch, E-Z. Press rounds about 1/4" off char, but stays well-formed on-down. Spongy to the pinch, sans hard/soft spots.

FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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