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1/30/18

San Cristobal Revelation - Cigar Review Redux

Did you hear about my up-coming hiatus? It's the lead story of a recent Cigar News Weekly Report. Now onto to-day's (re)looksie at a San Cristobal Revelation offering...

Combusts nigh sans complaint. There is a brief hiccup in the burn when it seems to cool at the stick's mid-point. Other than that somewhat heavy re-touch, the Revelation operates on Sunday drive cruise control on a languidly pleasant pacing. Construction hits a brief mid-smoke snag as draw hesitates alongside cooling char, recovers. Nevertheless, seams and form hold admirably as does shoulder assemblage; delivering cool smoke gate-to-wire on a medium-tensioned draw.

KAPLOWITZ SCALE
<least to most, K to Z>
sweetness: O
sourness: W
saltiness: A
bitterness: L
savoriness: W
pungency: O

More? Soitenly. a sour/sweet offering carried on a savory backbone achieved in a vegetarian manner. Pungency hits middle-of-the-road via retro-hale, elevates in the back-loaded 3/3 to the tune of a neat tongue-tingle. 'Nuff? I hope. Just in case: a verily smooth textured thing. Fairly far from heavily-weighted but well-rounded and satiating, nonetheless. Quite rich and well-balanced. Some complexities are lost via notes pleasantly blending together in second-half. A sedate and mid-day meditative cigar, this San Cristobal Legend Revelation.
  • Pepper, white, green bell, black
  • Chocolate, Swiss Miss packet
  • Spices: allspice, saffron, and cardamom (hint of capers)
  • Cream
  • Sugar
  • Woods: oak, cedar (tick green), hickory(trace)
  • Coffee (Americano w/ cream)
  • Honey, alfalfa
  • Nuts: raw macadamia, cashew butter
  • Vanilla bean
  • Grains: cornmeal, raw oats
  • Earth
WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Sumatra
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium
FORMAT: Toro "Legend" Box-pressed
ORIGIN: My Father Cigars S.A., Nicaragua

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

I originally reviewed this blend in its Robusto-ish "Prophet" iteration in my posting: San Cristobal Revelation - Cigar Review. This Cigar was named 18th-best of 2014 by Cigar Aficionado.

s/o Cigars on 7th and Cigars City.

I'll put a ribbon on dis Redux by noting this Toro format carries slightly less pop and is delivered a tick more smoothly than its Robusto brother, brother. Some mottling past the mid-point.

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