This year’s version of the collaboration between Matt Booth, AJ Fernandez and Robert Caldwell is a Connecticut version of last year’s dark wrapper T. The wrapper is very smooth and the bunch is firm. The cold draw is perfect. This morning’s beverage is a cold brew latte.
The initial flavors are vanilla and earth. The retrohale is very smooth. This is a medium bodied cigar; quite a bit more than one might expect from a Connecticut. The burn is excellent.
In the first third cinnamon notes join the flavor profile. The retrohale has developed black pepper notes. The burn remains very even.
During the second third wood notes appear in the flavor profile. The retrohale remains smooth with a touch of pepper. The burn remains perfect.
Approaching the final inch the complexity of flavors remains excellent. This is also a very well constructed cigar. Definitely not a “normal” Connecticut.