“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”
Don Emilio Edicion Limitada
WRAPPER: Dominican, U.S. Connecticut Shade
FORMAT: Perfecto (654) segmented double wrapper
ORIGIN: Tabacalera GTO Dominicana
Orange Julius. White chocolate. Pepper-spiced w/ white peppercorn, cardamom, white clove. Those are the top notes in a very particular order. Creamy and smoothly meditatively calm. Undertones are buttery bits of earthiness steered by natty 'baccy, influenced by a tick of graham flour & cashew butter.
A mid-point cocoa butter bulges that midsection alongside a white mocha. Underbelly is chicken coop and bright clay. Lightly toasted oats. Charming & rather easily-breezily gregarious.
Burns slow & even. Pulls the same way. Ash is dense and pale -- like I like mah wiminz. Seams, cap assemblage, and packing all are crafted & hold together excellently. Less than a moderate smoke out-put but yields a darn charming sweet-savory room-note.
FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59