Alcazar No. 3 Maduro
I often overlook the lower shelves at the local cigar shop. A couple of weeks ago, I reached down and randomly grabbed the cigar up for review today. I could find very little information on this smoke, so let’s get to it.
Wrapper: Connecticut Maduro
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua
Size: 6 x 50
Price: Around $3.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper was a little rugged looking, but overall no major flaws were noticed. I could detect no smell off of the wrapper and foot. Squeezing the cigar revealed some lumps, but nothing extreme. The draw was a bit stiff, and the pre-light flavor reminded me of hay and earthiness.
The ash held firmly for an inch, and the burn required two minor corrections.
The first half was earthy and had a touch of leather and hay. A slight pepper was noticed when retrohaling, and it stuck around in the aftertaste. The smoke feel was crisp, but to my surprise, it didn’t leave me craving water.
The last half developed a slight bitter sweetness. It leaned more towards the bitter side though. Like before, earthiness, hay, and a slight leather rounded things out. Pepper remained the same, as did everything else.
What can I say… It was a $3.00 cigar. Construction, burn, and ash were good. The flavor was one dimensional. Basically, this is your run of the mill yard gar. As Ed would say, “It was just another cigar…”
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