Wednesday 9 July 2008

Review - Don Gabriel Lusitanos - 86/100

From their private line of blends and sizes comes the new Don Gabriel Lusitanos. It is a nice looking canonazo sized (same as Cohiba Siglo VI) cigar.

The juicy and oily wrapper combined with the sweet tobacco smell makes your mouth water without a doubt.

The first draws seem to be a little too loose with a huge volume of smoke. Burn is ok and the draw also settles down in a while. First flavours out of the smoke are leather and cedar with a medium blend of tobacco. Proceeding down the cigar, the profile builds around a rich tobacco flavour with earthy tones and a hint of vanilla and cocoa. The finish is cedary and earthy. The balance of the cigar is unfortunately broken by some bitter and sour flavours pushing through from half way through the cigar until the end.

This cigar has the potential to be a great one, but is held back by these bitter flavours. Either some age on these will correct this issue or Don Gabriel needs to go back to the blend and fix it. Time will tell, and i will be revisiting these in the future to find out.

Origin: Gran Canaria

Construction 18/20
Appearance 19/20
Smoke/Ash 8/10
Burn 18/20
Draw 16/20
Aroma 7/10 (7,8,6)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They just need some aging, this are fresh rolled cigars. The new released batch has 6 month of aging. Best Wihes and Smokes !