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10/9/18

Tabac Cigar Co. Muestra de Tabac Double Claro Habano Perfecto - Redux Review by Kaplowitz

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Tabac Cigar Co. Double Claro Habano
WRAPPER: Double Claro (Candela)/Ecuadorian Habano
BINDER: San Andres Broadleaf
FILLER: Nicaraguan

FORMAT: Perfecto 660*
ORIGIN: La Perla Fabrica
STRENGTH: Medium-Full

*The Double Claro Habano is a double-footed, pre-cut affair in which the Candela & Habano top-leaves meet in the 50/50 middle. Quite different, that. As a note to both myself & you Gentlepersons, these come in 2-packs... I smoked this one with the Habano half in my smoke-hole. I'll be reviewing the 2nd the other way around & shortly.

With Habano-filled smoke-hole I wrote:
NOTES: Smoky & heavily roasted-charred notes of rich sweet earth & bracing peppery woods. Espresso/dark chocolate overtones. Licorice lilts in leathery oil undertones/body. Candela burn-line needs tending, ash splits there. Habano performance smooths. Draws easy.


Now & with Habano lit:
NOTES: Less smoky roasted-charred bits, though rich sweet earth drives minus bracing woods. Diner joe and semi-sweet chocolate advance out-front, heavy on vanilla addition. Sweetness is a creamy smooth floral honey. Bracing is done via finely-ground white pepper. Anise and cardamom underneath it all. A better performance here, but a re-touch is mandated as the line crosses onto green. Great draw.

Hereupon Candela in smoke-hole redux, the experience is a more muted and comfortably sweet one. Less brilliant, more meditative.

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


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