Friday, February 28, 2014
Size: 6.5 x 54 (Torpedo)
Tobacco: Nicaraguan puro
I've smoked probably 3 or 4 of these over the years, but oddly enough I've never reviewed one. These are very good cigars, albeit a little pricey, and the construction is flawless like just about every other Perdomo I've ever had (bar the very young fresh-rolled bundles at Cigars International).
I don't normally go for the hyperbole you find on cigar websites, but Tabacalera Perdomo sums up the taste almost perfectly: a "bold assortment of deep flavors, including earth, almonds, and a sweet, oak-filled spice".
Just reading that description brings vivid memories of the Perdomo Habano I smoked at a cigar lounge in Rome, Georgia one night last year.
This is what you expect from a Nicaraguan puro (although, in truth, I don't know if its technically a puro since the tobacco comes from three different regions: Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa Valley). Pairs well with a complex single malt or a rich, thick draft stout.