Luciano Cigars
Y Panda Sublime by Luciano Cigars (A.C.E. Prime)

Vitola: Sublime (Toro)
Length: 6.5
Gauge: 54

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo 98
Binder: Brazilian Arapiraca, Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaragua
Blender/Creator: Yan and Luciano Meirelles
Factory: Tabacalera Pichardo
Country: Nicaragua
Purchase Source: Cascade Cigar Tobacco and Pipe
Date Purchased: March 17, 2024
Price: $14.18
Date Smoked: April 14, 2024
Quantity: 3

Y Panda Sublime by Luciano Cigars (A.C.E. Prime)

04/14/2024

First Third:
The first draws are perfect offering the correct amount of resistance that reveals earthy tobacco flavors of cedar, baking spices, and dark chocolate with a hint of dried fruit sweetness. As I take a leisurely stroll through the first third leather appears and I’m diggin’ it! The retrohale is smooth and creamy dull spice.

Second Third:
The construction is flawless making way for an even burn and a beautiful draw. The aforementioned tobacco flavors continue, but I’m fixated on the leather that’s firmly joined the party and I’m loving it. The retrohale is still creamy smooth with some spices trying to make a statement.

The burn is impeccable, a slow waltz that defies time. The ash holds on, reluctant to let go.

Final Third:
Dang, I spoke too soon… why do cigars keep going out? I humidify my cigars at 69% and typically dry box them a day before I smoke them… oh well!

The efforts of relighting this stub made it difficult to finish this stogie, but I did see promise in future efforts, so I purchased two more Toros.

Smoke Time: 2 1/2 Hours



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The Cigar

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