Ezra Zion Inception (AKA Jamais Vu)
The cigar up for review is distributed by Emilio. If I am right, I think the Inception is now known as the Jamais Vu. You can find more information from their website. What caught my interest was the blend, as well as the double binder. I obtained a couple samples from Gary, of Emilio Cigars.
Wrapper: 1999 Cuban Seed, 2007 Crop, corojo
Binders #1: 1999 Cuban Seen, 2007 Crop, Corojo
Binder #2: 1998 Cuban Seed, 2006 Crop, Criollo
Filler: 1999 Cuban Seed, 2997 Crop, Medio Tiempo, Visio, and Ligero
Size: Gran Robusto 50 x 5.25
Pre-Smoke & Construction
The wrapper looked good, with some small to medium veins, and a mild earthy smell. The cigar was rock solidly packed, with minor soft spots here and there. The draw had resistance, but fell within my tolerances. The pre-light flavor was a mild cedar.
The ash held for about an inch, and the burn required around five minor corrections.
The first third had a nice peppery spice, along with black coffee. At about an inch, mild cedar crept into the flavor profile. The smoke was thick and almost creamy. Cocoa joined in as I progressed out of this third.
The second third had a dominant cocoa flavor, and coffee followed behind it. Cedar and earthy notes were in the background. The smoke feel was smooth and creamy. Peppery spice went down a notch in terms of strength. The tingly, spicy aftertaste stuck to the lips for a minute or two.
The last third flip flopped between cocoa and coffee. I could barely detect pepper when retrohaling, but it was noticeable in the aftertaste, on the lips.
This was a very good medium to full bodied cigar. It was complex enough to hold my interest, slow burning, and well balanced. At the time of this review, I couldn’t get a price point, so I can’t factor that in. If it is within my comfort zone, I could see myself smoking more of these.
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