8 X 50 - Natural - Single
Oh So Good!, 10th Apr 2017
Reviewer: The Cigar Authority
The initial notes on the cold draw are very cherry, but as we take a few more pulls there is some of that classic Davidoff barnyard notes present. Before lighting up the cigar it reminds me of a Cusano cigar from back in the day and it brings back memories to when I owned my cigar shop in Brooklyn, NY. The foot of the cigar has more of that barnyard signature note of Henke.
As we light up the cigar, some of the sweetness of the pre-light draw is available and for some reason I have a vision of Red Auerbach in my head enjoying one of these cigars if he was still alive. Working into the first third of the Studio 21 there is a subtle spice with some barnyard notes and a hit of maple.
The second third continues to develop notes of wood, and earth over a subtle spice. The wood notes are maple. and remind me of autumn in New England. The cigar is mild, but there is just enough pepper through the nose to keep things interesting. The cherry experienced on the cold draw begins to emerge on the finish.
The last third of the cigar develops a hint of licorice with some continued maple and earth. The finish is short and refreshing, with no after taste.