Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro

Perdomo Lot 23 maduro churchill
$15/ 5 pk., Size: 7", Ring: 50
Nicaraguan maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and filler

Rolled in Esteli, Nicaragua at Tabacalera Perdomo, the Lot 23 is a puro, made entirely from tobacco from one particular field in Nicaragua. The maduro wrapped version is a more recent release, hitting the market in 2007.

Lot 23's wrapper is a glossy, milk chocolate brown, with minor veins, and gives an aroma of light wood and coffee. Once punched, the draw was medium, if not a little tight, but it wasn't bothersome. Nice flavors in the pre-light draw, a preview of the light leathery flavor to come. The burn wasn't really straight, but it never warranted fixing either, and the light gray ash would hold for 1 1/2 inches.

The flavor starts off smooth and present, with wood and leather notes that stay fairly steady throught the smoke. A mild, but dark, spice flavor joins the mix soon after the first couple inches, then comes and goes. And that's the flavor you get for the next hour. And while it's not complex, or doesn't morph much, it's a pleasant, medium-bodied flavor.

Perdomo took some nice tobacco, rolled it with care, and called it Lot 23. Factor in the decent price, and we're looking at a good cigar.

1 comment:

p said...

yes, a very good cigar, goes to prove a nice cigar doesn't have to cost too much. this is my everyday cig

love it!