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Thursday, May 07, 2020

GTO Cigars Anesthesia Corojo in Review "Blue Jeans Drying on a Clothesline"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

GTO Cigars
Anesthesia Corojo

WRAPPER: Corojo
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican

FORMAT: Toro (654)
ORIGIN: Tabacalera GTO Dominicana, Valle del Cibao, DR
INTENSITY: Mild-Medium

WEBSITE: www.gtodominicancigars.com

NOTES:
Suede | Clarified butter | Pantry spices

Pantry spices develop into a soft mulling spice w/ the quick addition of citrus rind by the 1/2. Suede is a mellow meaty thing, softly. Almost plushly. Clarified butter is clarified butter & an orange blossom honey vague cocoa butter sweetness is prominent in its underneath. Underbelly is a dirt trail, less traveled. Sunny but not bright, shaded. Some pale grain happens there, in & out.

Structure is lacking, via absence of rigid notes or 'kick,' per se. Not bland nor broad, tho -- just easy like a Sunday morning. Airy. Not complex or even particularly nuanced but quite pleasant. There is a touch of white peppercorn on the retro-hale, that adds a tick of malt to sweets. Breezy. Finish shows a bit of a yellow floral attachment to that retro -- on something less than moderate legs. Ends clean.

Burn requires a re-touch to fend off canoe coming out of 1/3. Fine from there. Pacing is a little quick-sided. Ash grows dense & oily to an inch+. Draw could stand being a hair more open but is even & mostly sating. Aroma is a whispered sweet savoriness. A nice offering to pair w/ lemonade or sweet tea on a summer day. A pair of blue jeans drying on a clothesline. A Tom Petty ditty.

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

::: very :::