Friday, January 7, 2011
La Sirena "The Prince" Robusto Review
La Sirena "The Prince" - 5 X 52. Wrapper - Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro, Binder - Nicaraguan Criollo '99, Filler - Nicaraguan Corojo '99 Viso & Criollo '98 Ligero. Full bodied.
Initial Taste - Wood.
First Third - Flavors of spice, wood and coffee.
Second Third - Same flavors continue - Spice, coffee - but now the coffee flavor is more predominent overtaking the woodiness and a sweetness begins to emerge. Very good balance.
Last Third - Now the cigar is really intensifying and evolving with the spice increasing, the coffee flavor is now a dark coffee flavor, and I get a nice leather taste as well. Sweetness is very slight but still there. Very nicely balanced. Long finish of spicey coffee and leather.
Construction was excellent - beautiful dark brown, smooth wrapper. Burn was razor sharp producing a razor-sharp, white ash that would not fall off and the draw was perfect.
This cigar, as with all Pepin Garcia cigars, had very good balance and complexity MSRP is $8.00 for this size. I definitely recommend giving this cigar a try, I think that you will really enjoy it.