Cigar Name: Los Blancos Sumatra Robusto (5 x 52)
Cigar Description: Indonesian Sumatra wrapper around Jalapa Valley (Nicaragua) and Jamastran Valley (Honduras)
Cigar Strength: Mild-Medium
Review of the Cigar itself: After spending last week in San Francisco (entry about the Cigar Bar and Lounge pending), I figured it’d be time to continue with the “Whites” review with the 2nd of the four-pack: the Sumatra. This particular cigar is a bit rougher than the previous one, showing signs of haste around the cap but the body barely showed where the wrapper was turned. In fact, it took a bit of looking for me to find the edges; otherwise it appeared as if it had “grown” into the wrapper. Again, there were some veins that were prominent. The tobacco itself was a light sweet smell to it.
This one punched easily and lit just as effortlessly. As I sipped a Whiskey Sour, I enjoyed the peppery aroma that the cigar gave off. There was a hint of roast nut in the aroma as I sat back, enjoying the tiny bite it had. The burn was relatively straight with no one side trying to out do the other. As I got deep into the first third, a nice mild flavour balanced on my tongue. This is definitely a milder cigar with a very light flavour overall. You need to be able to just enough it. The ash remained consistent until I tapped it off.
Once I got into the middle third, I began picking up a flavour that I couldn’t quite place. It reminded me of a pleasant salty taste. Not that of chips but rather of a nice spiced Mahi-Mahi. Near the end of this I got more hints of pepper and nice leather, not overly creamy leather but a suggestion of it. The burn did minor tugboating that I had to adjust for but otherwise was fine. However, this cigar didn’t end with much more. It actually remained kinda flat. Kind of a disappointment considering how the previous one went.
Enjoyed with: water and whiskey sour
Smoke time: approximately 80 minutes
Final Review Rating: 7.8/10
Watching: Defying Gravity