La Sirena Merlion

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo

Binder: Brazil

Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil

Another sample from the IPCPR.

Light to medium aromas from the wrapper and foot. Medium brown with light veining, otherwise silky smooth. Good draw with very light flavors. Bunch firm but not hard.

Initial sweetness and toasted tobacco flavors. Some light bitterness develops early. Light to grey ask solid. Even burn. Very good smoke volume.

Cigar gets a bit warm just past first inch, slowing down. Bitterness is gone, sweetness is subdued. Light spiciness nutmeg/cinnamon hints. Burning in a cone and continues to smoke warm.

Flavor is developing with floral notes. As the floral notes emerge the sweetness returns.

Medium body and light to medium flavors with a light pleasant finish.

Very well-constructed cigar.

Stronger tobacco flavors come to the fore at about half way. Cone begins to flatten.

Overall pleasant smoke with developing flavors that keep things interesting. 4/5 – Joe Bob says “check it out.”

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