Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Canimao "Jibaros" Review
Canimao "Jibaros" - 5/5/8 X 50. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Sumatra, Binder - Ecuador, Filler - Dominican Republic & Nicaragua. Between medium and full bodied.
Initial lighting taste - Dry woodiness.
First third - Spice, dry cedar, leather and a very nice citrus flavor emerges.
Second third - Spiciness continues with the tangy citrus coming to the forefront followed by leather and now a raisin flavor reveals itself.
Last third - Spice, tangy citrus, raisin and leather. Very nicely balanced. Long coating finish of spice and citrus leather.
Construction - Nice looking, light-brown wrapper with a silky sheen texture and no major veins. Burn was sharp with a salt & pepper colored ash. The ash is solid and held on. Draw was very good and the cigar had plenty of smoke.
An excellent little cigar packed with bold flavors. I found it to be very well balanced as with all Canimao cigars and with very good complexity. This flavor profile is among my favorite. The citrus raisin flavors were very tasty and enjoyable. I would say that this line is my new favorite in the Canimao portfolio followed by the Robusto and the Torpedo. It is also the fullest bodied in terms of flavor. MSRP is a consumer friendly $7.20. This is a perfect cigar for those cold winter days when you want a short smoke. A definite recommend to try for yourself.