6 x 56 - Nicaragua - Single
A Great Smoke From An Industry Veteran, 20th Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of El Gueguense has a warm inviting note that reminds me of anise with a touch of spice used on Christmas cookies which would include a touch of ginger. The aroma off the foot of the cigar serves up a similar experience to that of the cold draw.
Once the cigar is lit the notes of pepper are dominant especially through the nose, however in the background some elements of citrus and raisins linger along with some baking spices. As the cigar progresses the notes seem to balance out with a slight leather on the finish. As the first third ends some almond appears for the first time.
In the second third of the cigar the pepper remains but there is some continued almond that becomes the primary note with some citrus on the lengthy finish of the cigar. The retrohale of the cigar also reveals some nuts and wood.
The last third of the cigar see the almond notes begin to disappear with the cedar notes picking things up on the palate. Through the nose the cigar takes on some heartier pepper notes with a slightly earthy finish.