Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fonseca 5-50
Size: 5 x 50
Tobacco: Dominican with Connecticut wrapper and Mexican binder
Price: $5.25 (retail), $3.00 (online)

Fonseca is a widely available, established brand crafted by Manuel Quesada and comprised of tobaccos grown in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic. I've been aging a couple in the humidor for several months. Even though it was a tad chilly this afternoon, I decided to light one up after returning from the Youth Villages Annual Soup Sunday fund raiser.

The cigar featured a very light brown wrapper, with no veins or imperfections except for a small tear just below the neck of the band. It burned like a champ, with no need for touch-ups and infrequent ashing. Unfortunately, there wasn't much going on in the taste department. Very mild, with hints of nuts and earth flavors, but supremely uninteresting. Probably not a cigar I will ever consider purchasing again.

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