Caldwell Cigar Co.
Blind Man's Bluff Maduro
WRAPPER: Pennsylvanian Maduro
ORIGIN: Tabacalera William Ventura, DR
Dense spices. Red pepper, cayenne, cumin, cinnamon. Smoothed by oily leather and toasted cream. Braced by cedar. Ballsy but wearing silk boxers. Undertones to those overtones are high up themselves and are a black pepper & black walnut. Down further there: cocoa & roasted coffee beans.
Underbelly is potting soil & compost with a blueberry lilt. Smokes more like a well-aged Habano than darkly sweet Maduro, at certain times & in some ways. This'll put some hair on your chest. Maybe dry your palate a tick. Finish is the soon to be mentioned spiced leather boozy room-note.
Burns warmer than moderately-so and more quickly, too. Line has a bit of a curve which requires no re-direct/touch. Big poofs of smoke-output on pulls and stays smoky twixt. Spiced leather room-note w/ a bit of booziness (see?). Draw is a tick tighter than wide-open. Nicotine strength grows at the 1/2 & again at the 3/3.
FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
I smoked a previous offering of this blend/vitola on Kaplowitz Radio EP136 "Orange Semi" ((( link ))) Kaplowitz Radio is a podcast you should be listening to & is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and other places I can't recall rn. thx