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Perdomo Champagne Sun Grown

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

The Perdomo Champagne is a staple breakfast or lunch smoke for me. I reach for a Champagne Noir for a reasonably priced, fuller bodied cigar. When I found out that this cigar was available in a sun grown wrapper, I had to try it. Off to the shop I went, and here are my thoughts.

Side note… I often use a punch for larger ring gauge cigars like this. It tends to cause just enough restriction in the draw, which helps keep the smoke volume up.


Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown

Binder & Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: Super Toro 6 x 60

Price: Around $7.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The reddish brown wrapper had a nice, oily sheen. The smell reminded me of hay, and rich soil. Overall, the cigar was evenly packed, with a slight give when squeezed. The draw had slight resistance, with a flavor of earth and cedar.

The burn required a few minor corrections, and the ash held for just over an inch.

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The first third had a core of wood and pepper. After a few puffs, coffee entered the picture. The smoke feel was dry, and the aftertaste lingered for quite some time. Right before entering the second third, I picked up a note of nuttiness.

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The smoke feel became a bit creamier in the second third. Somehow, at the same time, it was crisp. Otherwise, it continued to have pepper, coffee, wood, and nuts. From time to time, I picked up an unidentified sweetness.

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The last third became a bit more creamier, with less of that crispiness than before. Otherwise, it was a mixture of pepper, coffee, wood, nuts, and from time to time, sweetness.

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This was a good medium to full bodied cigar. I wouldn’t call it complex, but it had enough to hold my attention. I think it hits the asking price. I could smoke this at any time of the day, much like the Noir. The regular Champage, that tends to be just for breakfast or lunch. I’ll smoke more of these.

Perdomo Champagne Noir

Sunday, May 6th, 2012


It’s been awhile since I’ve done any sort of video cigar review. My pal Anthony had the idea that I switch it up a bit and do a review with him. I was all for it, especially since he has been out of the loop for quite some time too. His palate is far above average, and I looked forward to the awkwardness that may arise doing my first review with just him and I.

The Perdomo Champagne Noir is a nice medium to full bodied cigar. It has a straight forward flavor profile, which isn’t a bad thing. Coffee, rich cocoa, woodiness, and a peppery zing make this slow burner a joy to smoke.

As you would expect, Anthony and I pick this thing apart, and it is documented in this 17 minute video review. We also have some random banter and awkwardness. Yes, very awkward.

MP3 Audio only <-Right Click, Save As

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