7 x 50 - Connecticut - Single
The Connecticut shade wrapper that adorns this cigar made by Perdomo has a nice sheen to it, and there are some thin veins present. There is also a fair amount of oils visible on the butterscotch color Ecuador grown wrapper. The band which is bronze and black over white has a styling looking G in the center with the name Garofalo underneath. The cigar has a seamless roll with a hefty weight and well packed foot.
An Excellent Connecticut Shade Cigar, 8th Mar 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the Garofalo has some dark chocolate notes with a hint of molasses present as well. The sweetness of the cold draw is matched by the bouquet of similar notes off the foot. Once the cigar is lit, there is a touch of pepper through the nose that quickly fades away with some warm butter notes that develop and embrace the palate.
As we work into the first third of the Garofalo the butter notes slowly fade as a nuttiness takes hold of the cigar. In the background there is some earth notes as well and a slight pepper on the finish as well as through the nose.
As the second third of the Garofalo some of the sweetness of the cold draw begins to show itself again but the focal point remains nutty. There is the development of a sweet bakers spice that struggles to take hold and teases the palate.
In the last third of the Garofalo the baking spices hold with some dark chocolate notes that tantalize the palate creating an exquisite smoking experience.