Pre-light: The wrapper has a few splotches on it, and seems to be have been applied poorly in a couple places. No biggie though, as I’m reminded almost daily – these are handmade cigars. Shit happens. The wrapper is giving off an incredible aroma though! The Domestic Engineer says it reminds her of chocolate and cedar. I’m getting more marshmallow sweetness with white chocolate and the tiniest bit of cedar.
I’m simultaneously pulling medium-roast coffee, leather, earth, white pepper, and a very creamy undertone — not something that I’ve experienced before. The Don Reynaldo is satisfyingly complex, melding different flavors together over and over to present unique nuances.
Last week I had the pleasure of smoking both the Warped Corto and Futuro right off the truck at my favorite cigar lounge, Governors Cigar & Pipe. I made an immediate appointment with Clinton to do a double review of the Warped Corto this morning. First impression? A Futuro Fuerte.
Here’s the conundrum: I’ve smoked a LOT of new cigars this week and didn’t have time to properly review all of them. Most of them. To compensate, I’d like to do a quick roundup each week of my thoughts on cigars that didn’t get the attention they deserve, but are notable nonetheless.