La Reloba Seleccion Sumatra
Today’s review is another Pepin creation and is made by My Father Cigars. I will admit, I am a bit of a Pepin whore. Like many of you out there, I like many of his blends. As you’ve come to expect, I lack any more details about this cigar. So let’s get to it…
Wrapper: Ecuador Sumatra
Size: Torpedo 6.12 x 52
Price: Around $6.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The oily wrapper had no visible flaws, and had some blotchy color variances. The smell of the wrapper was a mild, sweet earthiness with wood. The foot smelled the same, but had a spicy note. The cigar had some minor soft and hard spots, and bounced back when squeezed. The draw was good, with slight resistance. The pre-light draw was a simple sweet earthiness with cedar.
The burn required one minor correction, and the ash held for just over an inch.
The first third had a smooth cedary core with some pepper through the nose. It wasn’t your traditional black pepper, it was much smoother and had a slight zing. A sweet, floral undertone developed a little later.
In the second third, the pepper calmed down significantly. Cedar and nuts took it’s place (yes, I said wood and nuts). The floral notes fell to the background, and a sweetness came to the forefront. It was slightly bitter and reminded me of dark chocolate. A spice developed that had a cinnamony sweet tingle.
The last third kept pace with the second third. The cinnamon spice was more noticeable, and the strength and body may have increased slightly.
This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. It didn’t have that peppery blast you may expect from a Pepin blend, and I have no problem with that. It shows some versatility in his blending style. There is really nothing bad to report. I’d recommend this cigar any day.
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