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La Sonrisa Cigars Domador | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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La Sonrisa

WRAPPER: Mexican San Andres
BINDER: Indonesian
FILLER: Nicaraguan

ORIGIN: La Sonrisa Cigars S.A. Granada, Nicaragua
BLENDER: Silvio David Martinez
STRENGTH: Medium-Full



Dark. Toasted grains & chicory coffee. Cocoa. Bigly, those overtones. Heavy & solidly unwavering. Yet not abrading to the palate. Topsoil fills up the middlings and eases down into a leathery-manure underbelly. Then comes a mid-point transition of a wine cask addition and underbelly wrapping around over-top in a buckwheat complexity. Rather peaty and charcoal-y in the 3/3.

Burns slowly and on an occasional & self-correcting half-wobble. Draws a tick hesitantly in the opening 1/3 but smooths and evens thereafter. Smoke out-put calms twixt tokes but clouds up in white billows when puffed. This culminates in a familiar leathery-mature room-note as inky as a Tolstoy novel. Finishes bittersweet and long as, well, a Tolstoy novel. Black walnut is added thereto the draw's overtones.

A profile which sticks to its script to offer deeply entrenched nuances. Complexities happen in a gentlemanly and premeditated bang at just the correct spot. A ballsy yet (half)refined offering and one which should be warmly welcomed by the current American smoker liking.

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