Balmoral Cigars Serie Signaturas Dueto Ovación

Vitola: Ovacion (Robusto)
Length: 5.5
Gauge: 50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa
Binder: Nicaraguan Esteli
Filler: Brazilian
Blender/Creator: Boris Wintermans and Ernesto Perez-Carrillo
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: December 20, 2018
Price: $10.90
Date Smoked: January 11, 2019

Balmoral Cigars Serie Signaturas Dueto Ovación

The Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto represents the company’s first collaboration with another cigar maker and thereby the name Dueto.

“The Dueto as a combination of two different blending philosophies in one cigar: the refined, smooth, Mata Norte-driven profile Agio is known for, and the “elegant robustness” of the EP Carrillo blends. “ – Boris Wintermans

The Balmoral Dueto blend features a wrapper from Jalapa, Nicaragua over a binder from Esteli, Nicaragua. The filler features the signature and exclusive stalk-cut Brazilian Mata Norte that Royal Agio is known for along side fillers from Nicaragua.

This was my first Dueto. I’ve become a fan of the Balmoral Añejo XO
Oscuro since I first tasted it back in October. I had high hope for this cigar.

Once lit, rich sweet notes of dried fruit, earth, and a little pepper, but not as much as the Balmoral Anejo XO Oscuro.

I didn’t detect many or any transitions for most of the way and that didn’t detract from my enjoyment as I was conversing with my table at the time I was smoking this, so my attention was divided.

At the end, I was taken for a creamy smoky ride. I have another one of these and will definitely get another chance at the Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto to complete vetting of my taste buds.

Stay Chill
Stay Smoky

The Experience

Ash: Even
Draw: Perfect
Smoke Output: Thick
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body: Medium
Finish: Long
Value: Fair
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Coffee: 2
Cream: 2
Earthy: 3
Leather: 2