Looks like a gimmick, but I decided to give one a try, you know, for St. Paddy’s.
Very smooth maduro/candela barber pole wrapper, good bunch, clean clip, perfect draw. Excellent construction with subtle aromas and flavors.
Easy light, immediate green flavors from the candela leaf in the wrapper. Otherwise mostly mild with some sweetness accompanying the vegetal flavor.
Mottled but firm ash and mostly even burn.
Flavors remain vegetal by 1/3 with some bitterness emerging. Hard purge got rid of most of the bitterness and some deeper tobacco flavors emerged, but overall taste remained very vegetal.
Bitterness returns and continues to build and the cigar is now canoeing badly. Very one-dimensional, fairly unpleasant overall and didn’t make it to half before putting it down. Only recommended to fans of candela wrappers.