Perdomo Habano Sun-Grown Churchill

I don’t always smoke Churchills, but when I do they are always cigars I can trust to burn and taste as good as this one.

Dark tan, if a bit veiny, the wrapper and the foot smell of pure smoking enjoyment. A nice firm bunch, and a perfect clip add to the anticipation.

Initial inch yielded plenty of smoke and classic sun-grown flavors; well-toasted tobacco, wood and leather notes with a subtle spiciness. Medium gray ash was firm, and there was a nice even burn. I could have pegged this one of Nick Perdomo’s cigars without the band.

Savoring every puff of this cigar and am being rewarded with nice cool smoke. I hope to shake Nick Perdomo’s hand in July at the Vegas IPCPR and thank him for all of the fantastic smokes he produces.

Approaching the end of the first third and the spiciness is picking up, much to my delight. I for one truly love a full-bodied spicy cigar and this one is no exception. And the ash is still holding firm, further testament to the high quality construction. As I just typed that the ash (at about 1″) fell, revealing a slight cone burn.

As I finished my Lobo Midnight Porter, I broke into my Stone Delicious IPA. The cigar changed profile a bit, all to the better. I strongly recommend a good IPA with a sun-grown cigar.

The peppery spiciness mellowed during the second third to more cinnamon and ginger notes, two of my favorite cigar flavor notes.

Nearing the last third of the cigar, the burn is razor-straight with an almost flat burn. Slight hints of cocoa appear to supplement the already outstanding flavors. And the cigar is still smoking cool and smooth, gaining extra points with me.

Considering I smoked one of Hamlet’s outstanding cigars last night, this Perdomo is more than holding its own for flavor and sheer enjoyment.

The last third has developed a light sweetness, continuing to add to my enjoyment. Still copious amounts of smoke that provide sheer enjoyment. Very nice notes of fine prime steak on my lips are going to provide a bit of disappointment when I have to put it down.

A very slight burning on the roof of my mouth is taking none of the pure enjoyment I am experiencing. The smoke remains cool and is in no way getting too hot to hold.

Cigars like this are one of the reasons I have trouble smoking my pipe, which I tend to smoke too fast resulting in the pipe bowl becoming too hot to hold.

I realize I am repeating myself, but the amount of smoke this cigar is producing is sheer joy to a seasoned smoker like me. And the IPA is indeed a perfect match, much like with the Perdomo Craft Series Sun-grown.

Well into the last quarter, the cigar heats up a bit (as do all cigars as they reach the end), but the flavors are enough to offset the growing heat.

I have smoked many Perdomo cigars in the past, and this one ranks very high in my experience. The quality of this cigar rivals most cigars I have ever had the pleasure to smoke.

Smoking the cigar to the one-inch point gave me want I can only describe as pure enjoyment.

I give very few 5/5 ratings to cigars; this is definitely one of them. Joe Bob says check it out, and if you don’t you are depriving yourself.

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