Brand/Name of Cigar; Don Jorge/ Habano Barberpole
Country of Origin: Combined Domican Republic and Nicaragua
Wrapper: Maduro/Habano combined
Where and when smoked: Los Angeles , Ca. 6/18/17
Contrasting barber pole wrapper with a dry feel, no oil present. Earthy looking which indicates to me a limited production run. It does not give the appearance of being cranked out by the thousands each day. Carefully constructed with an eye to a solid smoke.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma:
A smooth and nutty blend with a hint of caramel that sweetens the cigar. It is smooth, no bitter taste or harshness. Creamy, very flavor oriented with a subtle taste of fruit too.
There is a slight unraveling of the cigar during the second third but not a big deal. It stays lit throughout the entire length with a light grey ash flowing very nicely. Burned evenly for the most part and lasted about 1 hour and 15 minutes. It is a cigar not to be rushed.
A dynamo of a cigar which spotlights the unique skills of Jorge Nicholls. At the unheard of being a reasonable priced cigar, my thought is to buy hundreds of these.
Final Thoughts and the numbers:
Appearance/Construction: 3.5 out of 5
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: 4 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 3.5 out of 5
Conclusion/Overall Impression: 4 out 5.
It is very hard to believe there are cigars of this quality at the unheard prices . This cigar is of top-tier quality. I gave some of my cigar buddies the different blends to try for themselves and report back to me. Give them a try and enjoy.