I’ve never been a short run or small batch fan of cigars because if I like something I would like to know I can still get it later. But sometimes things look too good to pass up.
Such is the case with Perdomo Small Batch Maduro. Nice and dark appearance to it with a nice sheen. I punch cut the beauty and walk outside to the first cooler weather of the year. It’s been a hot summer so this was refreshing. I sat out front with a nice bourbon and lit the cigar.
The first portion of the cigar begins with a nice draw and a very taste hit of spice on the first draw. Right after the zesty spice comes a nice round house of high content cocoa, a dark roast coffee mix and a very subtle velvety creaminess.
Moving into the first portion it is very noticeable that shortly into the cigar, the flavor transitions begin wonderfully as the coffee and cocoa begin to trade predominant places as hints of black walnut and a toffee sweetness begin to come into play. But even with these nice additions, the dark coffee and cocoa remain high. Moving toward the end of the first portion comes a nice touch earthiness much akin to the aroma you get from fresh turned dark soil. I grew up on a farm and that is perfume to me. The flavors switch so wonderfully in the cigar so far it make you anticipate the next draw.
Into the second portion of the cigar, the flavors from the first remain with the coffee taking the lead and the smoke leaving a nice velvety finish to the tongue. The sweetness shows a tad more as does the earth but both working nicely together as the cocoa acts a a flavor wrapper before the coffee.
As I draw long and deep on the cigar I look at this beautiful day and try to unload my mind of so many things I have to deal with. I have been search for just one day that peace can be the main factor of the day and all other thoughts can go on vacation but it won’t be today as thoughts of all I need to take care of flood my mind.
Moving now into the last part of the cigar, the smoke is bountiful and the aroma fantastic. All flavors are showing perfectly as the spice now comes back into play and what reminds me of tanned leather begins to show. The final puff of the cigar gave a succulent heavy smoke as the power house of spice, coffee, earth and leather poured ahead, with the black walnut and toffee sweetness following perfectly.
The Perdomo Small Batch Maduro is one great smoking cigar that is a nice addition to the Perdomo stable of smokes and one you should try.
All cigars reviewed can be found at Havana Smoke Shoppe in Jackson, Mississippi. Jacksons cigar store with the largest selection.