9/9/19

Micallef Cigars Experiencia La Crema | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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Micallef Cigars
Experiencia La Crema

WRAPPER: San Andres Sumatra
BINDER: Ecuadorian Habano
FILLER: Nicaraguan, Dominican, Panamanian

FORMAT: Toro (652)
ORIGIN: Nicaragua
STRENGTH: Medium

WEBSITE: www.micallefcigars.com

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NOTES:
Luscious profile with a tangy kicker. Spices: nutmeg, paprika, clove. Pepper: white & black. Nougat & cocoa butter. Undertones to those overtones are a creamy cedar bracing from up high, orange pith, cashew, table syrup. Finishes sweet and easy-tangy on long legs which showcase a supple natty 'baccy. 

Underbelly is sunlit earth. All's smooth and soft sans boring. Well-rounded and robust notes delivered quite carefully. Excellent balance with kind complexities. Deeply nuanced and brightly-so with a tick fusty attachment. 

Smoke out-put is moderate -- but the culminating room-note is notably delish. The aroma is that of the finish with a leathery oil carrying it. Burns on an even line at a slow-ish pace but far from sluggish or tedious. Reflective.

Ash builds well, albeit fugly, darkly-so. Draw sops a half-tick in the 3/3 but whatevs -- not egregiously by any stretch. No hard/soft spots in packing nor progression.

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

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