A fairly cruise-control performance, occasional loose draw and somewhat whispy smoke (although a great leathery-coriander room-note builds on the back of sweet 'baccy). Pepper-spice is mellow but zesty. Smooth in the smoke-hole fruit-dessert richness. Sweet and sour notes play well on an earthen stage. Attainable, or minimally complex, dependant-upon yer spin -- but balanced well and delivered pleasantly. The complexities that do exist are at the finish, unfortunately, are hampered by a sharp cardboard lilt. Come 3/3 that lilt rises to lead the profile, flirting with bite. Purging is an oft-needed thing to get to the band. A high-class stogie and well, I am a fan of Don Quixote.
- Pepper (white)
- Cocoa Butter
- Cedar, buttery
- Vanilla bean
- Earth, damp
BINDER: Connecticut Broadleaf
FILLER: Dominican, Honduran, Nicaraguan
FORMAT: "Dulcinea" 6.1x54 Torpedo
FINAL GRADE: B
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
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*"When left whole, coriander is as floral as cardamom -- its flavor full of citrus and curry, light and sweet..." Serious Eats.
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