Sunday, July 24, 2011
Forcade "Canonazo" Review
Forcade "Canonazo" Review - 6 X 60. Wrapper - Ecuador, Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua. Medium bodied.
Initial lighting taste - Pepper & cedar.
First third - Spice, cedar, leather and nearing the end of the first third, a nutty flavor emerges.
Second third - Spice continues but now there is creaminess with the cedar flavor along with leather and nuts. Excellent balance and very smooth.
Last third - Spice, creamy cedar, leather and nuts. Nice long finish of spice and cedar.
Construction is excellent as you would expect from a Garcia-made cigar - attractive light-brown wrapper, smooth texture with a slight oily sheen that is triple capped Cuban style. Burn was razor sharp producing a light-gray solid ash that would hold in for a couple of inches at a time. Draw was perfect with plenty of smoke.
A fantastic cigar that is very flavorful and enjoyable. It had great complexity and smooth balance. I personally found the creamy, woody flavor and the nutty notes to be very appealing. MSRP for this vitola is $7.30 which is a great price point for a cigar of this size and taste. Definite recommend for when you have a couple of hours to enjoy a complex medium bodied smooth cigar.