Montecristo Afrique

 

12-90-06 been in humi since 9-7-06

Montecristo Afrique

Jambo Jambo 6 x 50

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra

Filler: African, Nicaraguan, Peruvian.

 

The Pre light smell is of rich tobacco and earthy. It feels oily and smooth. The wrapper tastes creamy and almost buttery. Cut with a punch. The draw is great and has an earthy cream taste. Tastes so good unlit I almost don’t want to light it.

 

…But I will.

The first few puffs are nothing like the pre-light taste. It has a strange little coffee taste but burnt. I can’t put my finger on the other tastes but it isn’t good. I hope it changes. I hope this was just a lighting issue. It seems harsh.

 

The first ash fell at ¾ of an inch. It is starting to mellow to a leather and coffee taste with the same burnt feeling. Still harsh on the back of the palate. The smoke is thick in my mouth. It has more texture than most cigars. The burn is great so I don’t think the poorer taste is from a humidification problem. (Plus my hygrometer is reading exactly 65% RH)

 

Half way point. It is finally getting better. Very leathery with a bit of soft spice. Still a very thick smoke. The taste has rounded out. And I’m starting to like it. There is no harshness anymore.

 

2 inches left. The cigar has become very smooth but still nothing special in my mind. The draw is getting tighter and a cedar note has developed.

 

The last few puffs are starting to warm and I’m still unimpressed.

 

Burn time 1h 15min

 

Burn: 10

Draw: 8

Taste: 7.5

Aftertaste: 7.5

Construction: 9

Appearance: 9

 

Over all: 8.5

 

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~ by kuzi16 on January 20, 2012.

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