6 X 50 - Maduro - Box of 20
Museum Worthy!, 21st Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the Moscow City has a maple like sweetness to it with a hint of earth and leather on the finish while the foot mimics the leather and earth through the nose.
Once the cigar is lit it is a definitive specimen of one utilizing Connecticut Broadleaf. There are notes of toast and coffee with a hint of leather that was experienced on the cold draw. Moving past the first inch, the cigar develops well-defined notes of espresso coffee beans and a semi-sweet finish on the palate while the retrohale is spicy with a coffee like aroma.
The second third of the 5-year-old Moscow City continues with notes of rich espresso that remain dominant and a finish that reminds me of a Rollo. At the half-way point all I can think about is chocolate and caramel as the espresso coffee bean moves to the background with leather on the moderate finish. Through the nose on the retrohale the black pepper notes grow in intensity with an enjoyable aroma.
As the cigar concludes, espresso and leather battle for supremacy and the experience comes to a close the leather notes are dominant with a rich coffee aroma. The retrohale is a pepper bomb and the finish is lengthy.