5 1/2 X 54 - Nicaraguan - Single
Wow!, 20th Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
Once the cap of my cigar was surgically removed with precision accuracy the cold draw revealed a sweet nutty notes with a touch of earth and a hint of chocolate creating a nougat like experience. The aroma from the foot of the cigar matched that of the cold draw with one addition; cedar.
As we work our way into the first third of the Fleur de la Reine the initial notes of are reminiscent of sweet nuttiness with wisps of vanilla, and touches of coffee with a graham cracker finish that really shines on retrohale and finish which is moderate in length.
In the center portion of the cigar, the nuttiness remains as the wisps of vanilla becomes a cream like note creating an experience that reminds of me Pralines and Cream ice cream. The moderate finish remains true with a touch of graham cracker goodness.
The last third of the cigar sees the creamy notes become more of an afterthought as the nutty notes becomes dominant with a slight cedar finish. There is the introduction of some spice on the retrohale in addition to the aforementioned cedar notes which shine on the finish.