Saturday 26 May 2007

Review - Bucanero el Capitan Maduro Belicoso Petit - 87/100

I had my first Bucanero while watching AC Milan beat the sh@t out of Liverpool in the soccer European Champions League final. What a great game, what a great cigar.

The dark maduro wrapper of the el Capitan belicoso petit give you anticipation of dark and full flavors to come. The scent unlit is full of dark cholate and maybe a hint of mint. Quite an extraordinary fragrance anyway. I liked it a lot.

When lit the truth about the cigar reveals itself. Depsite the looks the flavor and body are lightto medium, not dark and full. Easy draw, excellent with medium body combined. The first third of the cigar was giving out sweet flavor with a hind of maybe cherry in it. Every draw was followed by a delightful after taste.

Second third of the cigar created more flavors. The smoke became strudier and changed more buttery and creamy. Also the only defect in this cigar gave it self up: the strong veins in the wrapper caused uneven burn, which required some attention away from just enjoying the smoke.

The closer you got the band, the more intense all the flavor became. At the end, there was even hints of something like pecan nuts or similar. I almost burned my finger somking this cigar to the end...

Overall, the Bucanero el Capitan Maduro Belicoso Petit is a very enjoyable cigar, does not demand a lot from the smoker but gives plenty. Thumbs up.

Origin: Nigaragua

Construction 19/20
Appearance 18/20
Smoke/Ash 7/10
Burn 18/20
Draw 17/20
Aroma 8/10 (7,8,9)


Strenght 3/10
Aroma 6/10

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