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Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic 1979 "Black" - Cigar Review

Rumor has it that CM Punk looks to be landing his second UFC bout, 'gainst Mike Jackson in June/Chicago. Lettuce stick to the stick, humsoever. I'll leave the superfluous to cigar blog stuffs in my Things I Cared About This Month Other Than Cigars postings. (There's only one published thus far.)

The Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic: Burns on a straight line with occasional slight jagged and blistered ticks. Two teeny-tiny re-directs are mildly needed. Ash builds well to an inch of oily tight dime-stack exterior, dry interior. There is a cleaving of them burnt-offerings in the 1/3 only. Draws superbly even off a medium+ tension through-out. Assemblage is excellent the entire experience.

KAPLOWITZ SCALE
[k=least, Z=most]
sweetness: W
sourness: L
saltiness: P
bitterness: W
savoriness: W
pungency: W

A full-flavored affair, this Don Pepin Garcia Cuban Classic. Body is a full medium, smooth of texture, mainly -- with a spicy tingle. Mouth warms a hair in the 3/3, un-egregiously-so. Tongue tingles gate-to-wire. Finishes in a great length of sweetly pungent savoriness. Strength is a medium, robustly-so. Beads of schvitz form 'neath my 'stache stubble on a coolish morn. Beautifully complex and supremely balanced, wherein even the lesser sour and salty notes play important roles.
  • Peppercorn
  • Red pepper
  • Earth (top-soil)
  • Wood (cedar & oak)
  • Leather, stiffly-so
  • Spice (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg)
  • Chocolate (baking & semi-sweet)
  • Meat, smoked
  • Nuts (toasted almond & black walnut)
  • Prune
  • Citrus (orange pith)
  • Manure
  • Charcoal
  • Compost
WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Corojo
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

STRENGTH: Medium-Full
FORMAT: Robusto
ORIGIN: My Father Cigars S.A. Esteli, Nicaragua

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

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