Perdomo Exhibicion Maduro
Perdomo… I like em. Whenever I see one I haven’t tried, I give it a fair chance. It was Perdomo who lowered prices during SCHIP tax hikes, while every other cigar company raped us. Yes, they thought we were stupid enough to place all the blame on the government. I remember stuff like that. Anyway… I picked up a few of these at a local cigar shop. I paired this cigar with water as I often do.
Wrapper: Nicaragua Maduro
Size: Toro Grande 6 x 54
Price: Around $6.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The dark wrapper was smooth and had almost no flaws. The smell of the wrapper was sweet with cedar, and the foot had almost no odor at all. The cigar was rock solid and evenly packed. As a result, the pre-light draw was fairly tight. The cold draw flavor was a dark sweetness.
The ash held for around an inch, and the burn required a couple minor corrections. Strange thing about the tight draw. After about smoking 1/4 of an inch, it opened right up and was perfect.
The first third with a simple black coffee with subtle notes of earthiness. After about one inch in, that maduro sweetness kicked in. It was similar to dry cocoa with a dark chocolaty bitterness (Not the bad kind). Passing smoke through the nose, there were slight notes of wood.
The second third continued on with black coffee and dark chocolaty sweetness. The aftertaste was the sweet bitterness associated with what you’d get from dark chocolate. The earthiness remained in the background. When passing smoke through the nose, there was a slight pepper.
The last third went well. The strength crept up a bit. The chocolate and coffee remained dominant flavors. Occasionally they would switch positions in the flavor profile. The increase drowned out the earthy notes altogether.
This was a good medium to upper medium bodied cigar (maybe lower full). First the good. The flavors were good, construction was good, and there were no bad flavors. The price was decent as well. The bad would be to those who demand more complexities and transitions in flavor. When I’m in the mood for that, I won’t smoke this cigar. But for a good everyday cigar, this one fits the bill.
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