Emilio La Musa
At least a couple people have been asking what the hell is going on here. My temporary hiatus isn’t quite over yet, but I found an opportunity to have a couple smokes. Consistent updates will resume within a week or two. Anyway…
Once again, Gary Griffith, of Emilio Cigars, has a blend up for review. Gary, thanks again for sending me these smokes. The Musa is of limited quantities, depending on harvest conditions. The only thing I could find is that these cigars are produced in Esteli, Nicaragua. I’m keeping up with my tradition of having minimal info. What is important is the experience, so here goes…
Binder & Filler: Nicaragua
Size: Torpedo 6 x 52
Price: Around $8.00
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper had a nice even color, with small to medium sized veins. It had an odor of earthiness and cedar, and the foot had a milder earthy smell. The cigar was evenly packed, with just a little give when squeezed. The draw had slight resistance, with a dark bitter sweet flavor.
The ash held for just over an inch, and the burn required a good sized correction in the first third.
The first third had a dry woody flavor, combined with an easy peppery zing. It quickly developed into a rich, sweet, bitter cocoa. Coffee joined in, and crept up there in strength and smoothness.
The second third had a dominant cedar flavor. The easy peppery kick still remained when retrohaling, along with a leathery and earthy finish. Coffee and cocoa notes slipped in to the background. At the half way point, the dominant flavor would switch up. It rotated between cocoa, cedar, and coffee. The smoke feel became thicker, and really stuck to the roof of the mouth.
Mocha and coffee stood out the most in the last third. A peppery zing, cedar, and earthiness followed behind. The smoke feel became drier, and had a tingle that reminded me of cinnamon. This remained consistent for the entire third.
This was a good, solid medium to full bodied cigar. This slow burner made putting together this review a pleasure. I know I’ve had nothing but positive things to say about Emilio cigars, and I’ve tried to find some flaws, but so far I have nothing. If you run across the La Musa, it’s worth a try.
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