Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Candela

 

7-15-08 been in humi since 7-14-08

 

Arturo Fuente Flor Fina 8-5-8 Candela

6×47

Wrapper: Connecticut Candela

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

 

 

This cigar looks good even though there are a few bumps in it. It’s a nice greenish hue –just what you would expect out of a candela. The smell is very light and is on the side of straw. The lick on the cap before the cut is very smooth in texture and there is little taste other than a tiny hint of indefinable spice.

 

Cut with a punch. The draw is perfect for me at this point. There is some resistance but it is not difficult. The unlit draw has a very good taste to it. It’s creamy and close to milk chocolate.

 

The first puffs are light but simultaneously bursting with flavor. There is a very spring-like-grass with a short burst of spice. The finish is on the nutty side and is very short. The aroma is also light and fleeting in the light breeze of my porch but what I can smell is good.

 

At the first ash (about an inch) the flavor has mellowed to a slightly sweet and wood flavor. The finish has a bit of white pepper or spicy cedar on it. There is also a hint of nut.

 

The burn is even until this point but the nicks and bumps in the wrapper are very close to the burn and since a cigar expands slightly when burning these flaws are being exacerbated. The binder has no problems at all.

 

A corrective light is soon needed but I strongly suspect that this is because of the wrapper issue. This has no effect of the flavor.

 

At the half way point a hint of grass sneaks back into the flavor profile and shortly thereafter the second ash falls. It seems that is the end of the wrapper issues.

 

The draw in the last half begins to tighten up a bit. Since this cigar has spent very little time in 65% RH I suspect that the slightly higher RH is causing this. My make shift draw poker (a paperclip) corrects this.

 

The last bits are about the same flavor. Woody, nutty, a bit of white pepper, and a spicy cedar. The smoke is cool all the way down. Burned to the burn.

 

Burn: 8

Draw: 8

Taste: 9

Aftertaste: 9

Construction: 8

Appearance: 9

Feel: 9

 

Overall: 8.6

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~ by kuzi16 on January 20, 2012.

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