Flor de Selva
WRAPPER: Honduran (Ecuadorian CT via Talanga)
FORMAT: Robusto (4.5x50)
ORIGIN: Tabacos de Oriente S.A., Honduras
As bright & rich as the doctor every nurse is after. Citrus pith smoothly steers the profile through overtones of cocoa butter, white peppercorn, blonde-roasted java. Then through undertones of cream and boiled pale nuttiness. Suede sits atop rich earthiness in the underbelly. While citrus steers, the whole thing is driven smoothly by natural tobacco.
Simple. Not transitional nor complex. Not intended to be. A nicely nuanced, supremely balanced Sunday drive through the countryside. Care-free burn and excellent construction, highlighted by maybe the smoothest draw I can recall.
Very nice smoke output leaves a room-note of that which steers & drives. An actively contemplative experience. A meditative walk through an English garden. Light floral notes on the retro-hale.
FINAL GRADE: A-
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59