From the press release: the Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva is the newest blend from Iconic Leaf. With its Habano wrapper, Mexican San Andrés binder and a variety of Dominican fillers, including Pennsylvania Broadleaf, this is a specially blended tobacco flavored trifecta! The flavor profile is a recipe for delight… toasty nuts, woodsy cedar aside mellow chicory, creamy caramel, and a touch of sweet cherry and raisins. Black pepper balances the smooth flavors with a bit of tongue-pleasing bite of zing! It’s a medium to full-bodied smoke with excellent construction for the ultimate smoking experience! So gather your senses and get ready for an alluring seduction of brilliantly blended tobaccos and flavor enhancements. This is a smoke to share with friends or to simply enjoy on your own. Whichever you decide, you’ll be glad you’ve uncovered the Recluse Amadeus Habano Reserva and made it your own!
This fairly heavy box press gives off heavy cocoa notes from the wrapper and the foot. Another interesting feature of the cigar is simply rolling the end between your fingers eliminates the need for a cutter. The easy dry draw also yields of cocoa.
The initial draw shows notes of medium full tobacco light cocoa and pepper. There is a pronounced sweetness on the draw that accentuates the cocoa notes.
The flavors mellow a bit at one third, less pepper, lesser tobacco and the emergence of smooth leather.
The light cool smoke is very pleasant and solidly in the medium range.
At about the last third the cigar and smoke begin to heat up. A couple of purges solve this temporarily, but I can tell that I will not make it to the final inch.
This is a very nice and complex cigar but it will have to be smoked very slowly to avoid heat issues. Still, based on flavor and complexity I will give it 83. Joe Bob says check it out.