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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Rojas Cigars Bluebonnet in Review "A Thoughtfully Attainable & Enjoyable Go"

“Have you Kaplowitz’d to-day?”

Rojas Cigars Bluebonnet

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Corojo
BINDER: Nicaraguan Corojo
FILLER: Nicaraguan Corojo

FORMAT: Lancero
ORIGIN: Flor de San Luis, Nicaragua
INTENSITY: Medium

NOTES:
Sweet spices | Cocoa butter | Toasted cream

Cream holds up quite well against spices. Spices are a top-heavy clove, cinnamon yet still allowing for cardamom and pale ginger to show thru. The creaminess is a dairy thing, but also a lightly savory leather underneath a lending cocoa butter. The cocoa butter note is breezily busy, being there & on its lonesome w/ milk chocolate nethers. Pepper is front & then again backloaded in a black & green peppercorn manner w/ underlying cayenne, easily.

Undertones are that milk chocolate seeping down, layering into a bit of clay earthiness. Also: white peppercorn, a tick of orange pith, a loaded cup of diner joe brewed weakly, loaded w/ cream & sugar. Underbelly is earthen... clay, a bit of creamy hay. A hint of green apple. Lilts of savoriness via leather. Excellently nuanced & at the very least moderately complex. Superbly balanced. Smooth. weighty but not at all burdensome.

Finishes on long cushy legs of sweet spices. Clean if not crisp. Aroma is a bit muted for all the bigly smoke out-put. A pleasant room-note of sweet savoriness. Burn happens on an even-line, which does need a re-light at the end of 1/3. It just snuffs itself there. No further issues. Draw is smoothly-even with a hair's resistance. Packing does see a soft-spot at the shaft's 1/2. Via progression, this stick moves from spice-forward to plush creamy, neither one indelicately more-so than the other. A calming transition. Overall a thoughtfully attainable & enjoyable go.

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

::: very :::