Katmancross purchased this cigar on 2011-01-07.
It has 1 week of additional aging.
I liked the Criollo but the ligero Criollo is a mutter futter!
It's stronger to begin with. I like a cigar that halfway through makes me vomit and then I lay in it for 15 minutes before I start again. Yeah, babies.
The prelight is of honey. This is a stick that's hard to stop sniffing. I lick it and get a salty taste.
The construction is excellent but very veiny. The oily sheen is gorgeous.
The filler and binder are Cuban seed Olor Dominican. The wrapper is a Brazilian maduro.
Upon light up, I get a leathery taste. But very quickly I get a sweet spiciness, red pepper. Bingo.
But only minutes after that it gets very creamy.
The first third is just the spiciness and creaminess. And it went from medium body to full body in a blink of an eye.
I'm already getting the spins.
So I begin dancing with my 125lb German Shepherd. Ol' Zeke is an ex K-9 police dog we adopted when he was 4. He doesn't like dancing and he growls at me but then remembers I'm the only one who feeds him and gives him treats, so he smiles out of necessity. But he keeps his upper lips raised so I don't get any ideas.
I accidentally touch the cherry of the cigar on his nose, during the mating dance, and he winces. But he's come to like the smell of cigars, just not shoved into his puss.
As we close into the second half, I get a very toasty nutty flavor. Now we're talking. The ligero in this stick is doing magical things. Apparently, its 70% ligero. I clean off a spot on the floor.
Shortly into the second half, I get a dried fruit and caramel flavors. Holy Cow! Can you marry tobacco? Or just adopt it?
I get up and clean the vomit off and take a sip of Diet Coke.
I'm good to go.
The cigar is extremely complex. All the above mentioned flavors are intermingling and swirling together. It never gets harsh, just stronger. I'm beginning to see my relatives in a long white tunnel. They are beckoning me towards them. I flip them off and go back to the cigar.
This is the best cigar I've smoked in a long time.