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Perdomo2 Limited Edition 2008 Natural

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Perhaps some of you read my review of the maduro version of this cigar. Mike, AKA KnightRid commented that his experience was horrible with the natural wrapper version of this cigar. He hated it so much that he asked for me to review it. Shortly after our conversation, in the mail came several samples for me to try. He was nice enough to throw in some other sticks that he wants my opinions on as well. Thanks for the cigars Mike! Without further ado, I bring to you my take on the Perdomo 2 (Pronounced Perdomo Squared) Limited Edition 2008 Natural. As always, I am paired up with water.


Wrapper: Nicaragua (Natural)

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Robusto 5×50

Price: Around $6.00


Pre-smoke & Construction:

Overall, the wrapper looked nice, with a few small veins. Sniffing the foot and wrapper reminded me of a barnyard and grass. When squeezing the cigar, it was very firm and packed with tobacco. Naturally this led to a draw that was a little tight, but it seemed doable. The pre-light draw had a slight earthy and woody taste.

I only had to correct the burn a couple of times, and as expected, the ash was firm and held for over an inch. Although the draw was on the tight side, it wasn’t bad and didn’t bother me.



The first third started with simple earthy flavors. After about an inch, a slightly sweet woody note crept in and wasn’t bad. I got a peppery spice when passing through the nose. It was bordering on harshness, but wasn’t quite there. Overall this was an OK first third.


The second third continued with that peppery spice, which crossed over into harshness. Sweet caramely mocha notes would come and go. The earthy flavors were there, but were very weak and in the background. Unfortunately, the only constant was that harsh pepper. It left me parched and I chugged water in between draws. This helped wash away the chalky feeling left on my tongue. Yuck…


The last third… I didn’t enjoy it very much. Initially I caught a subtle fruity flavor, but it went away quickly. I was left with a plain tobacco taste along with that constant harshness. Sweet notes would come and go, mostly they went. The pepper wasn’t even pepper anymore. It was just ashy nothingness. Again, I found myself feverishly drinking water to help the cotton mouth. The chalky sensation on my tongue was just…gross.



Obviously this cigar gets the thumbs down. The body was medium, but it really doesn’t matter. The few I had before were inconsistent. Some were OK, others were not. It just so happens I reviewed one that was bad. I generally like Perdomo products. Unfortunately, I won’t be smoking anymore of these.

Perdomo2 Limited Edition 2008

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Once again, I found myself rummaging around in the small humidor. This is where I keep cigars that are waiting to be reviewed. Being pretty backed up, I randomly chose tonight’s review, the Perdomo 2 Limited Edition 2008. I find if I pair up with decent water, this helps me during a review. So let’s get to it…

Wrapper: Maduro

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Robusto 5 x 50

Price: Around $6.00


Pre-light & Construction:

The dark maduro wrapper had a slight blotchy appearance, but basically looked good. Squeezing the cigar, I found it to be right in the middle. Not too tight, not too spongy. When I sniffed the wrapper, I was reminded of poo. Yes, I mean poo. The foot smelled more peppery and earthy. The pre light draw had a similar peppery/earthy taste, and the draw was just right. the ash held for over an inch, and I did no burn corrections.


The first third went well. Huge clouds of white smoke billowed out of this thing. I was greeted with smooth pepper combined with coffee. There were slight earthy notes, and a hint of something sweet. Overall an enjoyable experience so far.


The second third saw a slight increase of earthy notes. The coffee increased a little and remained consistent. The pepper became more of a sweet spice mixed with nuances of caramel and mocha. Add in the additional woody notes, and there you have the flavor profile of the second third.


The last third went well. The cigar practically smoked itself. The coffee and woody notes increased in body, and I could hardly taste the earthy flavors anymore. The caramel and mocha battled it out, and mocha won.



This was a very enjoyable medium to full bodied cigar. If I had to complain about something… It seemed like this was a fast burner, taking around an hour to smoke. Overall I have to give this a thumbs up. It’s definitely something I’ll keep an eye out for.

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