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Sosa Family Selection Connecticut

Monday, April 9th, 2012

This is a first impressions review, meaning I’ve only smoked one, this one. Thanks to Sosa for sending me out a few of their blends to try. I don’t have a lot of information on these cigars, not even the blend. It doesn’t matter, lets see if it delivers where it counts…


Wrapper: Ecuador Colorado Connecticut

Binder & Filler: ???

Size: Gran Toro 6.5  x 56

Price: Around $7.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper was a little oily looking, and had minimal veins and flaws. It had a smell that reminded me of hay. The foot had more of a generic tobacco odor. The cigar was firmly packed, and bounced back when squeezed. The draw had a little resistance, but fell well within my tolerance. The pre-light flavor was a simple earthiness and maybe hay.

The ash held for just over an inch, and I did no burn corrections.

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The first third started out very mild and had earthy notes. After about an inch or so, the flavor became buttery and smooth. There may have been a nuttiness in there as well. When retrohaling, I could only detect a slight spice (not pepper) with earthiness and nuts.

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The second third kept the same earthy, buttery, nutty and smooth flavor profile. Like before, it was very mild. The spice through the nose went away almost completely. Maybe there was a floral note from time to time. I had a hard time telling since it was so subtle.

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The last third basically kept the same flavor profile. A slight spicy tingle could be felt in the mouth and in the sinus. Otherwise, there is nothing more to report in the last third.

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This is a good mild to upper mild bodied cigar. It basically was what I thought it would be – a cigar with flavors typical of a Connecticut wrapper. Sort of like an Oliva Connecticut, simple, mild, but good. I could see this being a good companion to coffee in the morning. It would also be excellent for beginner smokers. Lastly – I think it meets the price point.

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