CAO Lx2 and Perrier Water
Tonight I’m pairing the Lx2 with Perrier mineral water. The mild carbonation helped to cleanse my pallet between draws, without adding any other flavors like a cola would do. I would have to recommend giving this a try if you don’t desire an alcoholic beverage.
On to the cigar…
Filler: Nicaragua (Pueblo Nuevo) & Dominican Republic
Size: Robusto 5X52
Price: Around $6.00
The construction was very nice, with no visible defects. There were slight veins, but nothing I would consider bad. The wrapper had a nice sheen, and the draw was perfect.
The first third started off with smooth earthy notes. There was a nice, fairly strong pepper that dominated. All the while, a very slight nutty flavor lurked in the background.
The second third began with a small reduction the intensity of the pepper, and a mocha flavor appeared. This blended nicely with smooth earthy and nutty notes.
Although the pepper was always present, it really mellowed out in the last third. This allowed the nutty flavors to show itself more then before. Mocha notes would appear and go away with each puff. The earthy notes took a back seat, but remained present and smooth.
This is a good full bodied cigar. It’s complexities kept my interest, and the small nicotine buzz didn’t lessen the experience. My only complaint is that I had to correct the burn line quite a few times.
This entry was posted on Thursday, December 18th, 2008 at 4:47 pm and is filed under Cigar Reviews, Drinks. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.