Fonseca Cubano Limitado
What drew me to purchase this cigar was it’s attractive looking wrapper and minimalist presentation. No big build up here, I liked what I saw and the result is today’s review. I paired this cigar with water as always. Let’s see how it went.
Wrapper: Honduran Cuban seed
Binder: Dominican and Nicaraguan
Size: Toro 6 x 50
Price: Around $6.25
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper was toothy but velvety smooth in appearance. The odor off of the wrapper was cedar. The foot had more of a sweet spicy smell. The cigar was solidly packed, with a few minor soft spots here and there. The pre-light draw had slight resistance, and had a dark earthy and woody flavor.
The ash held for around an inch, and the burn required one minor correction.
The first third opened up with smooth earthiness. It took about an inch before a dark woodiness joined in. When passing smoke through the sinus, it virtually flavorless. Most of the flavors were only detectable on the tongue. Retro-haling basically did nothing.
The second third shared the same earthy and woody flavors. The smoke feel thickened up a bit and boarded on creaminess. There was a tinge of sweetness in the aftertaste. When passing smoke through the sinus, a slight spice developed.
The last third changed into more of a creamy woody flavor with some sweetness added in. There was more spice in the retro-hale. The body and strength increased a little but remained in the medium to upper medium range.
This was an OK medium bodied cigar. It started out kind of boring, but gradually builds into a more satisfying experience. Construction, burn, and ash were good. To steal a line from Ed, this was “Just another cigar.” Nothing bad, nothing great. Just OK.
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