Siglo Limited Reserve
Up for review tonight is the Siglo Limited Reserve.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Cubano
Filler: Dominican & Nicaraguan
Size: 6 x 54 Torpedo
Price: Around $5.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
Giving the cigar a once over, I found it was visually appealing. The wrapper was a bit bumpy and had a couple large veins, but I don’t worry too much about that stuff. I found a couple hard and soft spots when squeezing the length of the cigar, but nothing I would be concerned about. Sniffing the wrapper, I detected a woody and earthy aroma. The foot simply smelled like tobacco. The pre-light draw offered slight resistance, and had a very unique taste. I can’t describe it other then a deep woody and earthy taste. There was much more depth to the pre-light draw taste, I am just at a loss of words to describe it well.
The first third opened up with a simple, smooth flavor profile. It was mainly a natural tobacco taste, with a small bite of pepper. I could detect earthy notes in the background.
During the second third, the cigar tried to come to life. A base flavor of natural tobacco remained, but I started to detect a tinge of sweetness. It took awhile, but finally it developed into a mild mocha flavor. When passing through the sinus, I still detected a nice peppery spice. To be honest, I found myself getting bored.
The last third developed a little more. I would get definite mocha flavors, but they weren’t consistent. The only thing consistent was a natural tobacco taste. A woody flavor entered the picture, and the pepper increased a notch. With around 1.5 inches left, the cigar started to loose flavor. It became more of a chemical taste. It was then that I decided to put the cigar down.
This was an OK medium bodied cigar, but in the end, its “Just another cigar.” The first one I smoked just didn’t agree with me. I didn’t like the flavors at all. The second one was pretty damn good. This review was the third. I don’t know if there are consistency issues or I just had bad luck. Maybe I’ll try another one day, but I won’t be going out of my way.
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