Friday, August 3, 2012
series review of Pinar Del Rio; Liga cubana #5
Next up in our series review is the red banded at the foot Liga cubano #5. These come wrapped in a beautiful Habano sun grown wrapper,smooth yet exhibiting some veins. It has a rust colored wrapper. The Habano Sun Grown utilizes a Habano leaf grown in the Dominican Republic for both filler and binder. The wrapper of course is sun grown. The filler is a blend of Nicaraguan leaf and Dominican corojo. All long filler. I smoked 5 toro sized for this review. This being compilation of what to expect in general.
Ignition was flawless and the first 1/2 inch was unimpressive. However after that first inch my pallet was infused with strong notes of sweet ceder and caramel with hints of spice. I found that the carojo used in this filler was just enough to "spice it up" a bit with out over powering the rest of the flavors. The flavor profile changed little after this point but the dominating flavor of sweet ceder was strong and full to the end. I was reminded of the cuban Simon bolivars I have smoked and the aroma's coming off the smoke were almost dead on to them. The ash was white and flaky but held on tight for a couple of inches before falling off. To say that this cigar is a flavor bomb of sweet ceder is not an exaggeration. I loved it. With the hints of spice and caramel playing out it was a refreshing change to my usual cigar smoking profile. On all five vitola's I had spot on construction with out any of the voids present in previous blends in this review. I would have to say that this one is by far my favorite in terms of flavor. As A summer smoke this profile is great when the dog days of summer have hit us. (and they have). paired with a a summer shandy and I'm one happy pappy!! ALL THE BEST SMOKINJOE.
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