This is a very good looking box-pressed cigar with a very smooth wrapper with only a couple of minor veins. The draw is perfect.
A bit of initial harshness disappears almost immediately. The retrohale is very smooth. The burn is mostly even.
The first third is very smooth with a toasty quality. The flavors are earthy with some savory spices in the background. The retrohale remains smooth with a hint of pepper. The burn remains mostly even.
During the second third the flavor profile remains mostly consistent with more spices. The retrohale remains excellent with some pepper building. The burn is very even now. The cigar is burning somewhat quickly.
Approaching the final inch cedar notes join the flavor profile. The cigar remains very smooth and has a mild to medium strength. The construction is immaculate.