Saturday, January 29, 2011

Don Diego Aniversario Lord Rothchilde
Size: 5 x 52
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican, Peruvian
Price: $6

Despite two snowfalls in the past 7 days, the weather today is nearly 70 degrees with no wind--a perfect time to dig out a lost treat from the bottom of the humidor. I don't know when I acquired this cigar, possibly from Paul Shook last year when he gave up smoking, but it's a beaut. Milk chocolate sumatra wrapper, slightly dry to the touch. The cigar is medium in body and strength, but with a sweet aroma and rich flavors. I noticed hints of leather, spice, and fruit. With a slow draw and a razor-straight burn.

Despite its short length, the cigar lasted at least 90 minutes, as I read Dennis Johnson's commentary on Revelation, Triumph of the Lamb before lunch.

This was my first Don Diego, a limited edition line commemorating their 40th anniversary, blended by Jose Seijas. I searched several online vendors but it appears this particular cigar is no longer offered for sale. Perhaps they will resurrect the blend in another 10 years for a 50th Anniversary event.

Just a quick note: Right now, I'm following the Don Diego up after lunch with a 5 Vegas Gold robusto... Listening to Louis Armstrong on Pandora radio... the kids are napping or playing computer games... life is good again, for a short while. Wish Shaun was still here to enjoy it.

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