Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Nicaraguan Jalapa, Esteli
Factory: Nicaragua America Cigars, S.A. (NACSA) in Esteli, Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Sellwood Cigar
Date Purchased: February 1, 2019
Date Smoked: February 5, 2019
I promised Jeff Martinez at Sellwood Cigar that I would smoke the El Borracho Maduro by Dapper Cigars he gifted me to try and for me to provide my feedback. I only had one to smoke and it’s only been resting since Friday; so for only four days (4), so let’s see what happens.
This is a beautiful looking well-made dark chocolate Connecticut Broadleaf cigar with a slightly oily wrapper and light to the feel and touch. From the pedigree I’ve read from the Dapper Cigars Website, I have high hopes.
A snip and a clip and earthy cold draw flavors come through for me. Once lit for my first puff ever of the El Borracho Maduro and I’m greeted with the same; dry earthy cocoa with a nice and not overpowering pepper spice on the retrohale. A good first start.
A little more than inch in and more earthy dry wood and dry cocoa with black pepper flavor with a looser draw than I’m used to and spice and on the retrohale,
As I smoke along, the loose draw is only exasperating the dry flavors of earth wood and cocoa with a nice pepper spice on the retrohale.
At the beginning of the last third and the earthy woody flavors are starting to smooth out leaving a pitted fruit note on the finish. The spice on the retrohale is fading but still there.
Overall, this is a nice cigar as in “she’s a nice girl”… probably something I need to smoke again to vet this experience, but there wasn’t anything really to make me come back… nothing “Exceptional”
A good cigar
From Dapper Cigars Website:
I wish all Cigar Manufacturer Website followed this example of publishing what I’m tasting (what tobacco am I smoking). And, just a head’s up, I think “Most” of the images that I’ve seen for the Maduro version of the El Borracho (Maduro) are incorrect. I think the Maduro has a blue label. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Leather, Minerals, Heavy Cream, and Black Pepper on the palate. Rounded layers of Pepper and hints of Sweetness are most apparent in the retrohale.
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