Pure Perfection!, 14th Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the Atabey Delirios is a cross between molasses and the powder like coating of a Necco wafer. There is some faint earth present as well along with a butter richness. The aroma off the foot of the cigar serves up heavy notes of molasses and fig. The cold draw delivers the notes that I love the most, but the question is how does it smoke once it is lit.
Once the cigar is lit, there is some syrupy sweetness with subtle notes of earth (specifically grass). As we move deeper into the first third of the cigar there is a rich buttery finish with a slight lemon like note on the retro hale. The moderate finish of the cigar is that of molasses.
As we enter the second third of the cigar the molasses becomes the focal point of the cigar and while the butter like richness remains there’s a component that reminds me of warm bread that slowly takes over around the half way point of the cigar. The lemon note remains not he retrohale and the finish of the cigar reminds me of freshly made sponge cake.
The last third of the Atabey Delirios begins to lose some of the sweetness as some notes of coffee begin to develop making me wish I had a cup of Cuban Coffee. There is some earth present as well with grass notes that was experienced in the first third. Through the nose the cigar remains some wood notes emerge and the cigar has a moderate finish.