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Monday, September 11, 2017

Bespoke Basilica C #1 - Cigar Review

Bespoke Basilica C #1
Shaggy Foot'd Toro 652
NOTES:
I
Firmly packed with tight seams and the looks of a time a' yore character actor. Veins. Tooth. Mottled/marbled complexion. Character! Solid draw of a medium+ tension. Shaggy-foot burn hits wrapper evenly. Balanced with the promise of burgeoning complexities. Woods, oak then cedar accompaniment. White piquancy, exotically. Car-a-mel. Milk chocolate.

II
Draw and once-subdued flavors open-up. Leather. Richness rises. Pepper-spices: white pepper, allspice, cardamom. Car-a-mel/chocolate gets nougat nugget. Woods chug along over brightly sweet dirt under-belly; complexities unfurl mostly therein -- particularly as a honey malt flows in. A subtle delivery of a medium profile via languid pacing. Pack softens slightly.

III
The attraction is definitely underneath. A heckler funnier than the comedian. Shoulder gives a tick tsuris -- tension of draw re-ups and I suck the top-leaf over-top some. Packing re-firms. Extraordinary balance achieved un-ordinarily. Smoke out-put ebbs/flows. Peanut butter/Wonder-bread sammich go to the 'top' of an intriguingly upside-down profile.

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

WRAPPER: Brazilian
BINDER: Dominican, Nicaraguan
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian

STRENGTH: Medium
BLENDER: Hendrik Kelner Jr
ORIGIN: KBF factory, Santiago, Dominican Republic
IN ADDITION:
Perchance to purchase this Bespoke Basilica C #1 over at Cigars City to-day!

411 via the Bespoke site: 
Mild, full bodied cigar with citrus notes. The filler is embraced with 2 binder leaves. One of these binders delivering the citrus flavours to the palate. The cigar is designed to give an initial mellow introduction by having the filler extend beyond the 2 binders. These citrus notes will stay throughout the smoke with some nutty & sweet flavours developing through the smoke. This is a beautiful and well balanced cigar with a complex blend.
This cigar is blended especially for Bespoke Cigars by Hendrik Kelner Jr of the famous Kelner family of Master blenders at the KBF factory, Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Now for me to clean-out my carport/lounge for JEW SMOKE.
You? Listen to KAPLOWITZ RADIO, gentlepersons.

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