Tuesday, July 19, 2011

IPCPR 2011 New Release Review - Flor De Gonzalez "90 Miles Gordo"

Flor De Gonzalez "90 Miles Gordo" - 6 X 60 Wrapper - Ecuador (Habano Rosado), Binder - Nicaragua, Filler - Nicaragua. Medium bodied.

Initial lighting taste - Oak wood and nuts

First third - Spice, leather, nuts and oak - very nicely balanced.

Second third - More of the same wonderful flavors - spice, leather the nuts and oaky woodiness.

Last third - Spiciness continues with the tasty leather and nuttiness. Oak flavor is still present. Long finish of spice and leather.

Construction - Attractive light-brown wrapper with a slight sheen. Smooth without any major veins. Burn was very good with a solid light-gray ash. Draw was perfect with just the right amount of smoke.

I have been a big fan of the 90 miles line since I first tried and reviewed the robusto size. Although this vitola is much larger, I found it to be just as flavorful with excellent complexity and balance. I really enjoyed the nutty flavor which I did not get with the robusto size. MSRP is $6.80 for this size which is a great value. A cigar that can be enjoyed from midday on. Absolutely recommend.

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