Saturday, January 15, 2011
Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro Robusto Review
Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro Terra Nova (Robusto) - 5 X 50. Wrapper - Mexican San Andreas Maduro wrapper, Binder - Trojes Honduras Criollo '98 Indonesia Embetunada, Filler - Trojes, Honduras & Nicaragua. Full bodied.
Initial Taste - Dry cedar and spice.
First Third - Spice, wood, chocolate mocha sweetness and leather. Hints of cinnamon as well.
Second Third - Increased spice, dark chocolate sweetness and leather. Very good balance and I am really enjoying the complex flavors.
Last Third - Strong spice, sweet, dark chocolate mocha and leather continue. Very nice long finish of chocolate and spice.
Construction and draw were very good. The cigar did burn a bit crooked with a somewhat flaky ash but it was correctable and did not take away from the smoking experience.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Tempus Maduro's flavor profile. It had very good balance and complexity. Definitely a cigar to be enjoyed after a substantial meal. MSRP is $8.50 for this vitola. I think I found my new favorite cigar from Alec Bradley! - highly recommended.