7 x 50 - Ecuador Habano - Single
A Worthy Conversation, 10th Apr 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The cold draw of the Sobremesa has some notes of cedar and earth with a slightly floral component as well. The foot of the cigar serves up some cedar and peanut shell aroma which provide a subtle sweetness. Both are quite enjoyable and easy to get lost in.
Once the cigar is lit there is some pepper notes that are present but they subside to revel some notes of cedar and nuttiness. Working deeper into the first third the nuttiness transitions into the dominant note with some cocoa on the finish. The retrohale enhances the spice of the cigar but also compliments the nuts.
The second third sees the nuttiness continue to dominate with hints of cedar. Occasionally a flavor that is reminiscent of raw carrots teases the palate which is actually quite enjoyable. The retrohale sees the spice kick it up a notch but it is offset but cedar and nuttiness.
The last third sees the addition of cinnamon notes but the cigar remains predominately nutty with subtle cocoa and cedar. The spice on the retrohale remains but it seems to be toned down or I just got used to it, take your pick.