I come to you, my readers, bearing gifts. Twelve days of gifts to be exact. From now until Christmas, I'll be giving 12 reviews of cigars that have been in my humidor for various amounts of time. Nothing beats the gift of one's own humidor and the treasures that lay within. So, here we go.
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On the second day of Christmas, my humidor gave to me...
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf maduro
Time in my humidor: 10 months
Don Pepin Garcia may be the legendary cigar blender, but it doesn't take a genius to see that Jaime (his son) isn't too far behind. Hailing from the My Father cigar factory in Nicaragua, the Jaime Gacria Reserva Especial line burst onto the industry scene in the summer of 2010.
Upon lighting the cigar the bouquet is filled woody and peppery notes with bountiful smoke on the palate. I remember when I first tried this cigar over a year ago, there was a pronounced acidity that lingered throughout the core of the stogie. However, with age, it seems to have subsided. Instead, a rich, medium bodied sweetness begins to come to the forefront to compliment the spice.
Appearance - 10
Pre-light taste- 9
Construction - 9
Draw - 9
Burn - 8
Aroma - 10
Flavor - 10
Balance - 9
Total Rating: 9.1
Two down....ten to go.