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Monday, January 15, 2018

MBombay Classic Torpedo - Cigar Review

I smell sandalwood. Lovely room-note, that. Lettuce focus further on the combustion, then, of this MBombay offering. Burns even-stevens on a razor-line, from there grows burnt-offerings as stiffly and pale as any ol' Brit. Pace is maybe a tick quick. Construction has a light hand-feel but is rolled moderately firm and stays thatta-way from gate to wire. Seams are tight and back to hand-feel: velvety smoov. Draw is a loose-end medium and in the first-third a hair airy, but satiating and saturating to smoke-hole nonetheless. 2/3 and 3/3 firm up to medium-medium and smoothly-so.
  • Pepper, white (peppercorn thru schnoz)
  • Woods: cedar (buttery/sweet and sandalwood)
  • Spices: allspice, cardamom, exotic melange
  • Honey, orange blossom w/ malt attachment
  • Floral, dandelion and chamomile teas
  • Chocolate: milk & white
  • Nuts: peanut and cashew, raw
  • Coffee, blonde-roast
  • Cream
  • Sugar
  • Citrus, lemon/orangeade
  • Hay, sweet
  • Salt, Himalayan (pink)
  • Oats, pale
  • Leather/suede
  • Peat
  • Earth
A white pepper and exotic spice piquancy are gentle and complex, particularly through the retro-hale. Nada acidity, a dash of pink Himalayan salt. A hearty blonde-roast java brings the bitter into balanced play. Cream checks the sweet box, a does honey and milk/white chocolate. Bupkis bite. Sour by way of citrus tidings. Always smooth as silk. In fact, silk would be appreciative of this MBombay's smoothness. A lightish-bodied but still rich thing, this -- with umami senses triggered by suede and well-worked leathers, some pale oats. Supremely balanced. Finish is a nice length a' sweet and sour maltiness which ends cleanly with some citrus-ade aid.

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut
BINDER: Ecuadorian
FILLER: Peru, Dominican Republic & Nicaragua

STRENGTH: Mild-Medium
FORMAT: 652 Torpedo unfinished foot
ORIGIN: Tabacos de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

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

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