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Falto Ingenio #10

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Once again I am reviewing a Falto cigar. I was sent a variety of blends, and I’ve sporadically reviewed each one over the past year. Since this is a small boutique company, Luis can be directly involved in all aspects of his blends. I was introduced to Falto Cigars, as well as Luis himself, at an event Bonita Smoke Shop was having awhile ago. Needless to say, all of us enjoyed the cigars. Luis was also a cool laid back guy to hang out with.

Today I am reviewing the Ingenio #10. They come in a nice presentation. Each cigar is enclosed in it’s own cedar coffin as well. I smoked a few of these, and this time around I paired with water.

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Wrapper: Ecuador Corojo

Binder: Nicaraguan, Estelí

Filler: Nicaragua, Brazilian, Dominican, and Cameroon

Size: Perfecto 6 x 60

Price: ?

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Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The chocolaty brown wrapper had an oily appearance with few veins or flaws. The odor coming off of the wrapper and foot was cedar. The cigar was very solid and evenly packed. The draw was a little snug but within my tolerances. When taking a pre-light draw, I got an interesting flavor that was hard to pin down. I’d say it was cedar, earth, and a sweet fruitiness.

As you’d expect in a Perfecto, as I dug into the larger parts of the cigar, the draw opened up and was perfect. The ash held for about 1.5 inches, and the burn required a few minor corrections.

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The first third opened up with cedar and spice. When passing smoke through the nose, I picked up that classic Nicaraguan peppery zing. After about an inch of smoking, the smoke feel took on a sweet creaminess that resembled cocoa.

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The second third kept that sweet creaminess. Cedar, earth, and sweetness dominated the flavor profile. Fruity notes lingered in the background and in the aftertaste. Overall the flavor profile opened up and became fuller in flavors. This may be attributed to the taper in the cigar. The larger the ring gage got, the more fuller the flavors became. As I headed to the last third, the ring gage of the cigar obviously became smaller. The flavor profile reflected this as you’d expect.

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The last third had dominant cedar, cocoa, coffee, and notes of earthiness. The sweetness remained, but coffee sometimes took it’s place. Through the nose is where the sweet spicy zing was really noticeable. Every now and then that fruity note I mentioned before would appear and go away.

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This was a very good, solid medium to full bodied cigar. Since I don’t know the price, I can’t use that to influence my opinion. The cigar holds it’s own, price aside. The flavors changed up and had a full, refined feel. There is really nothing bad to report. Since Falto is a small boutique company, distribution is limited. I know Bonita Smoke Shop carries their lines, and I think Falto is worth looking into.

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