Lettuce looksie this Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro...
Its cap is a tick spongy pre-light and softens further but only by a hair-so via burn. A mid-point soft spot annoys the heated shaft, soft even as compared to a not overly-stuffed roll. Seams hold. Draw is an even keel'd open yet somewhat swampy thing come second-half. Burn operates on a slight then self-correcting curve come 2/3. Ash grows to an easy and sturdy inch at a time. Grey-to-silver stack of dimes there. Lots of rich smoke out-put even off the resting foot. Somewhat of a sour tannic room-note. Nub is cool and at a point, softening stops. As far as nub, it takes a moderately paced 45 minutes to get there -- it just feels longer.
- Black pepper (front-loaded)
- Wood, oak & cedar
- Wine, white
- Cuban Coffee, thinly
- Black walnut
- Ashy (on immediate draw, second-half)
- Diesel (on 3/3 finish)
WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Maduro
FINAL GRADE: B
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
BUY: Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro Robusto AT: Cigars City.
*"The blackcurrant, a small, tart berry, that when married with sugar can be made into jams, sauces, syrups, fruit drinks, and purple candy, is popular across Europe. But most Americans struggle to describe its flavor." http://www.businessinsider.com/blackcurrant-america-vs-europe-2016-10
(Wherein you can read all about "America's war against blackcurrants.")
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"Selling the Dolls" Kaplowitz Radio: January 3, 2018