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Falto Reserva Especial Tres Luises-Petit Belicoso

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

Once again I am reviewing a cigar provided to me by Luis Falto, President & CEO of Falto Cigars. This cigar comes in two sizes, the Ballibo, which is 6 3/4 x 35, and is named after the grandfather of the founder. The other is what I am reviewing today.  The Ballibo basically has the same flavors as this one, but it’s small ring gage seems to focus the flavors a bit more. As always, I paired this cigar with water.


Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

Size: 5 x 52

Price: $8.00 @ Bonita Smoke Shop


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The delicate Cameroon wrapper had small to medium sized veins and some bumps here and there. Overall there were only minor cosmetic flaws. The wrapper had an odor of hay and earth, while the foot had a mild natural tobacco smell. The pre-light draw was free, and had a mild sweet earthy taste. Overall the cigar was a little soft to the touch, and bounced back when squeezed.

The burn required a few small corrections, and the ash held for an inch.

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The first third began with a mild and smooth woodiness. A very mild and somewhat creamy spice was detected when passing smoke through the sinus. Earthiness lingered in the background.

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The second third developed a nice sweetness that resembled mocha and caramel. The woody flavor was there and resembled cedar. Notes of nuttiness replaced the earthiness I mentioned before. The sweet spice remained and became even creamier. The smoke was thick and coated the inside of the mouth. The aftertaste was of sweet caramel.

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The last third didn’t have a lot of change. The flavor profile remained sweet with mocha and hints of caramel-ish flavors. The smoke kept it’s creamy feel with hints of sweet spice through the nose. Basically the last third was the same as the second, which wasn’t a bad thing.

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This was a good cigar that started with a mild body, and crept into the medium range. I’m not a big Cameroon wrapper guy, but I could see this being enjoyable as a morning or after lunch cigar. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, by all means give it a try. It had good flavors. Thanks again to Luis for sending me these cigars to review!

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