Initial lighting taste - Spicy leather and wood.
First third - Strong spice and leather with a tangy citrus flavor and coriander emerging.
Second third - Spice continues, chewy leather, citrus and coriander spice.
Last third - Spice, leather, citrus and coriander. Long delicious finish of spice and tangy leather.
Construction - Nice looking, reddish-brown wrapper with a silk sheen and no major veins or soft spots. Good cap as well.
Burn - Pretty sharp burn with a solid salt & pepper colored ash. The ash would hold on for over an inch at a time until tapped off.
Draw - Draw was very good and produced plenty of billowy smoke.
This cigar was as good as I remember it being years ago when I first began smoking them. Great flavors balanced very nicely and great complexity and smoothness. I really like the coriander and citrus and of course spice. The wrapper is grown in very limited quantities in the mountains in Ecuador which give it it's extra rich, reddish qualities. MSRP is an amazing $3.59 for this size which makes this an incredible value. I recommended it very highly years ago and I will continue to do so now.