9/29/16

Flores y Rodriguez Reserva Limitado - Blind Cigar Review

B"H
Offering #9 Serie III

THE CIGAR
Flores y Rodriguez Reserva Limitado
6 x 54 Grand Toro
w. Ecuadorian Habano
b. Dominican Olor
f. Piloto Cubano, Nicaraguan
K A P L O W I T Z SCALE
K least, Z most
Construction W
Combustion O
Flavors O
Body O
Strength L
&
Sweet O
Sour O
Salty A
Bitter L
Umami P
&
Complexity P
Nuance P
Transition P
Balance O
Smoothness I
&
Animal K
Spicy P
Woody W
Vegetal O
Earthy O
Chemical K
SUMMATION
Mildly and pleasantly sweet, not desert-like -- braced softly by an acidic lilt. Not salty much, but toasted un-sharply when it doth appear. Minimal bitter notes delivered sans bite. Very smooth texture. Mouth-feel benefits from a relaxed peppery cleansing and very excellent moisture. Finish is medium length and an uncomplicated easy sweetness. Well balanced and rounded but doesn't display an awful amount of complexity and/or nuance. Rich 'nuff in a mellow fashion. An occasional retro-hale is mandated to add a bit of extra peppery zetz.

Peppers, white and black, slight green. Fruit, dried apple/apple core. Spices, yellow-orange. Apple butter. Sugar. Woods, cedar, crisp & oak, shavings (fleeting). Dirt/earth. Citrus, pith. Hay, creamy. Cream. Cardboard. Coffee, medium roast.

Draw tension doth wiggle, don't it? It doth. Satiation less so, but still. Combustion never perfects its line, but the pacing is quite nice. One small re-touch at the start of the 3/3 is needed. Construction is solid, to say the least, until some top-leaf cracking at the nub -though smoke stays cool to the toothpick. Never softens an iota insofar as packing. Room-note is very pleasant, and a big selling point. Verily, a decent smoke out-put. Verily an attainable stick to shut yer brain off with.
SMOKE TIME
125mins

FINAL GRADE
****B****
L'shalom