Size: 5 x 52 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Medium – Full
Price: Roughly $4.50
Behind The Stick:
The Perdomo Habano is actually tobacco grown directly on the Perdomo farms themselves in Nicaragua – specifically Esteli, Condega and the Jalapa regions which are actually represented on the back side of the band. Nick Perdomo was quoted saying “By blending these cigars using filler tobaccos from these different regions, we’ve created a unique smoking experience where you will enjoy the complexity of the full flavored tobaccos from Eseli, the aromatic tobaccos from Condega, and the naturally sweet tobaccos from the Jalapa Valley.” Unfortunately that is where the information on this specific stick gets a little cloudy. I have heard many good things and personally am beginning to become more and more of a Perdomo fan but I wish I could have gotten a bit more background on the blend.
Similar to the other sticks made by Perdomo, these were just about as close to perfection as you could expect. A nice, dark yet shiny and oily wrapper just screams to be picked up and smoked while the larger band and foot band both add a more elaborate feel. I did notice that there were a few soft spots near the middle and the veins did have a certain amount of bulk to them but nothing that made me too worried as of yet. My normal pet peeve, the band – They actually did very well, both bands removed perfectly and caused no damage to the wrapper.
What a flavor bomb – right from the start a tiny hint of pepper seeps though starting this beauty. Right away, mixed in with this mild pepper is a very enjoyable coco and dark coffee pair that seems to rest above the underlying sweet tobacco sensation. I have heard others comment about a bite or a ‘off’ type flavor during the first portion but luckily enough the pair I tried did not have this issue. Nearing the midway point the coco flipped into a more defined bitter chocolate which really went well with the natural sweetness of the maduro wrapper. I have also heard that there is a strange, undefinable fruit taste associated with the final portions of the cigar but although I tried to get these flavors, I could not grab them.
Really, this is one fine smoke, especially for those who love a nice maduro. The burn did go off a few times which I attributed to the soft spots described earlier but all in all I really enjoyed this. I am not a big candy person so the subtle bitter chocolate flavors did a great job of balancing out the already sweet maduro wrapper. Also, did I mention the price?! Just under $5.00 a stick, I would consider this to be a great cigar to add into a weekly rotation, mine falling perfectly between dinner and a nice dessert. No this was not a ‘wow’ cigar but the price, delivery, consistency and overall appeal (the lady even liked the room aroma) have changed my mind, ensuring that I keep these as a staple in my humidor. Be sure to try them for yourself and please let me know your thoughts!
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