VegaFina Sumum Edicion Especial 2010
Before I get started… Thanks to Altadis for sending me out a three pack to try. I’m pretty sure they have never sent me anything before. I’m not complaining that I somehow ended up on their radar. It is appreciated.
As you’ve come to expect from me, I don’t dig too deep in to the backgrounds of cigars. Altadis does have a bit more information on their website though. It is claimed that this cigar provides earthy and spicy flavors with a hint of coffee. Hey I like those flavors, so let’s see how it went.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Cubano
Binder: Santo Domingo
Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican, Peruvian
Size: 5 x 54
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The chocolate brown wrapper looked nice, with minimal flaws. The wrapper had a mild earthy smell, and the foot had a slight earthiness with spice. Overall, the cigar was evenly packed, and it was rock solid. As a result, the pre-light draw was a little stiff. It was just out of my comfort zone. The pre-light draw had a dark bitter sweet flavor.
The burn required a few minor corrections, and the ash held for just over an inch.
The first third started off with earthiness and… wait for it… Coffee. Initially, retrohaling the smoke didn’t really produce any addition flavor. In time, I picked up an ever so light spice. It wasn’t pepper, it was more like a slight tingle in the nose mixed with coffee. The aftertaste was earthy and smoke volume was decent.
The second third had a core flavor of black coffee. Earthiness was there right behind the coffee. The spice developed into a slight pepper. The smoke feel became a little syrupy and had some sweetness. Simple but not bad.
The last third did not change from the second third. It increased slightly in strength, but that’s about it. Saying anything more would be redundant.
This was a decent medium bodied cigar. The flavors weren’t very complex, but they were good and refined. Really, my only complaint was the draw. It was just out of my comfort zone – a bit stiff. All three cigars that I smoked had the same draw, so I have to assume this is intentional. As I often say, don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself and draw your own conclusions. It wasn’t bad.
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