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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Felix Assouline Cigars EGO White HEX (Toro) - Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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Felix Assouline EGO White
WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Criollo '98 (Jalapa)
BINDER: Indonesian
FILLER: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)

ORIGIN: Nicaraguan
STRENGTH: Medium-Full

NOTES: Toasted cedar/hickory woodsiness with growing via progression dark chocolate overtones & roasty-toasty sweet cream. Espresso bean led undertones; well-rounded and smooth black peppery nice zetz. Some black walnut, anise, and topsoil hither and thither. Nice construction & combustion. Good draw and even 'nuff line, although burn is a tick quick. Solid if not dry ash.

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

"Felix Assouline EGO White The lone line that the company announced prior to the show, the EGO White builds on the company’s existing EGO and EGO Connecticut lines with a new blend that uses a wrapper grown on Assouline’s Omega Tobaccos farm in Nicaragua’s Jalapa region. The company announced four vitolas in early July—Divine, Magic, HEX and Taboo—with plans for a total of nine sizes, all of which were included on the order forms at the show. While it’s a regular production offering, the company is staggering production to an every other year basis, meaning that once the 2018 production is depleted, it won’t go back into production until 2020." (2018)

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