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Perdomo Estate Seleccion Vintage 2002 Maduro

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

After slacking off and missing a review, it was time to try another cigar or two. This blend is the follow up to the Estate Seleccion Vintage 1991. The tobacco is said to be grown in Perdomo’s own farms in 2002, hence the name. As always, I paired this cigar with water.


Wrapper: Habano Maduro

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua

Size: Epicure 6 x 54

Price: $7.60


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The shiny wrapper had no visible flaws, and had some small veins. The smell of the wrapper was sweet and woody. The foot was woody with a slight pepper. The cigar was rock solidly packed, and felt harder towards the foot. The pre-light draw had some resistance, perhaps a little too tight for my liking, and had a dark sweet flavor.

The ash held for about 1.5 inches, and the burn required no corrections.

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The first third started off with a simple coffee flavor. A woody and almost nutty component was noticed after the first inch. Passing smoke through the nose revealed a bit of pepper. At about 1.5 inches a nice maduro sweetness joined in. The smoke feel was very dry, causing me to drink a lot of water. Otherwise the dry feeling wasn’t

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The second third stayed right in the medium bodied range. The main flavor was still coffee. Up next was a sweetness that was like dry cocoa. The pepper remained present but didn’t cause any burning or discomfort. In the background were earthy and woody notes. At the half way point, cocoa took it’s position as the dominant flavor. The dryness eased up a bit and I didn’t feel as parched as before. The draw also loosened up a little, making it more enjoyable to smoke.

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The last third kept that dominant sweet cocoa flavor. The pepper calmed down but kept a little of it’s zing. Actually it was like cocoa and coffee mixed. The sweet spicy aftertaste drowned out the earthy and woody notes I picked up before. While simpler and more straightforward, I enjoyed this third the most.

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This was a good medium bodied cigar. It was a bit complex and simple at the same time. The flavors were pretty straight forward. I did enjoy the ones I smoked, despite that parched feeling and snug draw in the first third. There was no wow factor here, but I may try this one again from time to time. I think it’s worth trying for a simple and good smoke.

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