Cigar Name: Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill (7.0 x 50)
Cigar Description: Nicaraguan filler with a light caramel-coloured Connecticut Wrapper
Cigar Strength: Medium-Full
Review of the Cigar itself: The cigar itself is well constructed with a nice Connecticut wrapper. While I prefer a Corona cigar to Churchill, due to the length of time it can take to smoke, this was still a nice one. It lit well and on my first draw I got a nice taste of creamy flavour with a slight nutty taste to it. The smoke was a gentle white that wasn’t harsh to the nose or company. As the cigar burned I noticed that the ash, while solid, seemed to be disorganized, poking up here and there rather than being a tight, consistent form. This resulted in decent sized bits floating off. It also meant the ash broke off easily on it’s own (this happened on a couple of occasions when I set the cigar down and the ash was less than an inch in length).
That said, the flavour was quite good for the most part with nice nutty and deep cedar flavours coming through. One of the things that I found to help the flavour was water. It helped clean the palate between drwas and thus, my taste buds were able to better enjoy the multitude of natural flavours coming from the Nicaraguan tobbaco. At one point, I was a bit overwhelmed by the cedar a bit and got a bit of a peppery bite but it was still very good. The cedar flavour did wane a bit but I found the pepperness came through more as I got closer to the end of the cigar (the last third) along with stronger nutty flavour coming through. I believe is what some people refer to the “leather” taste that comes through on this cigar. It seems concentrated on the last third, however. The ash remained a problem but if you keep your eye on it, you can avoid the potential for it to be too much of a problem.
Enjoyed with: Water and a coffee with soy creamer and sugar
Smoke time: approximately 1 hour and a half
Purchased from: Cigars International Online
Final Review Rating: 8/10