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Thursday, September 10, 2020

All Saints Cigars Solamente in Review "A Deeper Appreciation"

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All Saints Solamente

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan



Woods | Spice | Leather

Charred nicely & nicely toasted. Warm & structured well. Balanced quite well. Big pop of complex wood-play. Cedar then oak. The former is bitter-sweet spicy rich, the latter excellently complex. Oakiness is quite lively up-top then has its own charred wine cask undertones. Spices are red and welcoming, albeit somewhat nondescript. Very leathery, thick & stiff.

Secondary notes are superbly delineated bits of chicory coffee, chocolate, roasted chestnut, a tick of orange pith. Although delineated as said, does feel a bit compressed in a hyper-focused sense, not a knock. Very deliberate. Steadfast. Does dull a bit via progression till a rising white peppercorn comes thru w/ a nice dash of salt. Unspectacular maybe, but elegantly displayed w/ just the right touch of a rustic vibe. 

Finishes on a savory-rich body & long-legged display of undertone intricacies. Well-trained. The burn-line behaves admirably well, too. Ash grows solid. Draws silky-smooth. Construction/combustion operates flawlessly, all told. A classic cigar w/ enough subtleties to entertain a deeper appreciation. A cigar that begs a Petite Sirah accompaniment or New Orleans style coffee.

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

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