Cigar Name: Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Rothschild (4.5 x 50)
Cigar Description: Connecticut Maduro Havana-seed wrapper around Honduran, Nicaraguan & Dominican longfiller.
Cigar Strength: Full
Review of the Cigar itself: It’s been a busy month and a bit. And I’m well over-due for a review or more. I have a few reviews in the works for a couple of products (Blazer’s Mini Buddy and Repuff, Cigar relighting solution) and decided to post this one on the 1066 Roth. A very sweet and heady little cigar, the wrapper is well made and almost a dark coffee colour. The veins, and there were a few, were not predominant or overpowering of the quality of the cigar.
It punched easily and soon was emitting a rich blue/white smoke. The scent that arose was a peppery spice that tempted tasted buds. As I went through the first third, I listened to the poor hapless souls outside trying to get their cars to escape the grip of hardened snow and frigid ice. Ah, the joys of being inside basking in the sun on a not-so-warm day. The cigar itself tasted of rich oregano and a bitter mocha taste. The draw was clear enough to allow the flavour through, which started a bit subdued but as I finished the first third it began to develop more.
The middle third continued the oregano and added a bit of a sweetness to the taste, almost a mint but not quite.
Overall it burned well with minimal uneven burning occurring. Most of that I was able to resolve or it resolved on its own.
Enjoyed with: water
Smoke time: approximately 75 minutes
Final Review Rating: 8.2/10