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Jose Seijas – Mi Dominicana

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Thanks to the guys at Tex Cigars for sending me the cigar up for review today. From what I understand, this is the first Dominican puro from cigar giant Altadis. There was a little hype about the release of this cigar last year, so let’s see how it sizes up today. As usual, I paired this cigar with PUR filtered fine Florida tap water. Mmm…


Wrapper: Dominican

Binder/Filler: Dominican

Size: Robusto 5 x 54

Price: Around $8.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

This was a very rugged looking wrapper. There were discolorations and some medium veins throughout. The smell of the wrapper was earthy bard yard, while the foot had notes of poo (this isn’t always a bad thing by the way). The cigar was densely packed, with small soft spots here and there. The pre-light draw was good, with just a little resistance. The pre-light taste was sweet and earthy.

The burn required a couple corrections, and the ash held for one inch.



The first third opened up with earthy flavors and a mild leathery aftertaste. It didn’t take long for that to change. The smoke became dry with a toasty feel that gave me some cotton mouth. The dry mouth left me craving water, but it wasn’t to the point of being annoying. When retro-haling, I detected a mild pepper that would quickly dissipate.


The second third kept that nice mild pepper, and like before, it would dissipate from the palate quickly. A very interesting sweetness enveloped with sweetness entered the picture. I really had a hard time pinning it to a common flavor. At the half way point I started to notice notes of nuttiness. That dry smoke feel remained but started to take on a thicker texture.


Last Third: The pepper remained, but became very very smooth with almost no bite. That sweet unique spice combined with nuttiness and was the dominant flavor. A mild leathery aftertaste returned and did not linger for very long. That toasty smoke feel remained, yet at the same time took on a creamy sensation. The aftertaste was nice and coated the inside of the mouth.



This was a very good low medium to medium bodied cigar. While it started like any common cigar, it brought some interesting unique flavors to the table. My palate was not advanced enough to pin down all of the flavor. If I were to complain, the price is a little high. But this is a slow burner and took me about 1.5 hours to smoke. My verdict is… Give this a try!

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