Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Casa Cuevas Cigars Patrimonio in Review

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Casa Cuevas Cigars Patrimonio in Review

WRAPPER: Honduran Corojo
BINDER: Ecuadorian
FILLER: Peruvian, Nicaraguan, Dominican

FORMAT: Robusto Gordo (554)
ORIGIN: Tabacalera Las Lavas SRL, Dominican Republic
INTENSITY: Medium

NOTES:
Citrus | Leather | Terra cotta

A cascade. That's how I'd describe the delivery of flavors. People who don't know me at all, tend to ask if I'd like to hike out to a waterfall. My social media profiles clearly state "Avid indoorsman." I digress. This is a beautifully effervescent cigar of bright, high notes that detract nothing from its depth of nuance. Complex AF. Vast. Citrus swirls thru cocoa butter, suede, and cafe au lait tastiness. Braced up by underpinnings of terra cotta clay earthiness and pale cereal grains. Casually ballsy via white pepper and ginger.

Mellow but never mundane. Actually, there's a bit of a thrill hither-thither. Smooth as silk texture. Supple but not overly yielding--particularly when a pale cedar comes into the 1/3's end. Excellent delineation. Supreme balance carries a subtle heft of smoke quite easily. Middling notes include wildflowers, a touch of orange blossom honey, and some distinct graham cracker crumbs. Also cardamom. Chicken coop. Hot dang! Flavor-wise, this offering might be an early front-runner for my Cigar of the Year.

Performance-wise, it lags behind itself just a half-tick. Notably in its burn, which puckers a bit by its wide-ish mascara-line. Said line is even, tho. But also, the ash is a bit flaky but not to the point of flaking, per se. A retouch is mandated at the 1/2-way mark. Smoke out-put is excellent both passively and actively. The aroma is sweet-spiced poultry-level savoriness. Room-note shows a bunch of floral notes added to that. The draw is effortless but shy of vulgar open airiness. Really just a lovely smoke.

TASTE: A
DRAW: A
BURN: B+
BUILD: A-

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

NOTE: This is a review of a 2nd Patrimonio offering. The first experienced severe burn and more severe wrapper damage thru-out. Flavor-wise, it exhibited some bright, high notes of citrus, leather, and clay. UPDATE: my first experience was obviously outside of the norm, as I have since spoken to folks who've experienced nothing of the sort.

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