This cigar, named for former San Antonio Spur Tiago Splitter, has a smooth medium brown wrapper. There are light sweet notes on the foot. The cold draw is perfect. Today’s beverage is a cold Topo Chico.
The initial flavors are notes of plum and coffee, but is a bit harsh. The retohale has black pepper notes. The ash is mottled grey and solid looking. The burn is even.
In the first third the harshness abates leaving plum and coffee notes. The retohale is smoother with coffee and pepper notes. The ash remains solid with a diagonal burn.
During the second third an earthy base develops under the existing flavors. The smoke is thick and medium bodied. The retohale remains steady. The ash remains solid and the burn remains uneven with a run developing along a vein in the wrapper.
Approaching the final inch the flavor profile remains steady and smooth. The pepper notes in the retohale have increased but remains fairly smooth. The ash remains solid and the burn remains uneven.
Overall a good solid medium bodied cigar with a nice complexity and decent construction. 8.9/10, Joe Bob says check it out.