Saturday, December 8, 2007

Tierra Del Sol Maduro

Tierra Del Sol maduro robusto
$6/ 5 pk., Size: 5", Ring: 50 Box Pressed
Nicaraguan maduro wrapper, Nicaraguan binder and fillers.

Tierra Del Sol is a bundle cigar from Perdomo, made at Tabacalera Perdomo in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Light, milk chocolate coloring, dry raspy to the touch, with pronounced veins. After burning, these veins were visible in the ash as black veins in a flaky white ash. The draw was moderate, and though the cigar did not burn particularly straight, it never got terribly out of line. Kind of like a drunk staggering home; wobbles left, teeters right, but he eventually gets to the front door.

Before lighting, I ran it over the moustache to receive the slightly earthy wood smell.

First inch was harsh, with a flavor that varied between cedar and sawgrass. After that, the flavor mellowed to a medium cedar, with an edgy aftertaste appearing after the middle of the cigar. Not spicy, not bitter, just edgy. Pair this cigar with the right drink, and the taste might just disappear. Which, depending on your tastes, might be a good thing for a Tierra Del Sol.

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