Cubariqueno Protocol Cigars
Sir Robert Peel Maduro
WRAPPER: Pennsylvania Broadleaf Maduro
FORMAT: Toro, Box-pressed
ORIGIN: La Zona Factory, Esteli, Nicaragua
Cumin & clove. Cinnamon & nutmeg. Those spices are backed by a black peppercorn kicker, braced by a somewhat sharp mesquite. Stiff leather leads the undertones beneath those top-notes. Then a bone dry cappuccino. There's then a bit of a vacuum twixt all that and a savory compost underbelly.
Moderate nuances and less than that complexities. A very purposeful march of a somewhat souring delivery. Too many notes have sharp corners but that's almost addressed at the 1/2 when a toasted cream enters. Finish is a bittersweet melange doused in soy sauce and on long legs. A bit of a salty mineral lilt happens between finish & next pull.
Burns a tick off-center causing a wavy line which needs a singular re-direct at the end of 1/3. Pacing of burn seems a half-bit quicker than moderate. Ash builds well. Pressed corners round about a 1/4" off char. The selling point of this performance is a smooth even draw. Big smoke out-put smells like the finish tastes.