Several months ago I paid a visit to a local cigar shop named Shamlux and asked Rick the manager for something new to smoke. He came up with a smoke from Patoro a company based in Europe. I let this beauty sit in my humidor and now finally smoked it. Here is my review.
Size: 5.5 X 43, corona
Binder: Domincan Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
A clean looking cigar with a reddish color. No blemishes or soft spots. Well made , oily to the touch.
Flavor/Taste & Aroma
Pre light aroma has a minty overtone. Upon lighting slight pepper hit with an underlying blend of sweetness, mint? Nice mix of favors , creamy. This cigar shows lots of promise.
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The path of this smoke is medium to full, not harsh , smooth and chocolate , rich tastIng.
It’s always great to find a cigar that works on all fronts. The first 1/3 provided a combination of mild spice and chocolate, the 2/3 mark gave us additional flavor of mint.
Conclusions/ Overall impressions:
What a good find with only a few minor issues. The end result had a slightly bitter taste but the scorecard looks like this.
Appearance : 4 out of 5
Construction: 4 out of 5
Smoking characteristics : 4 out of 5