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VegaFina Sumum Edicion Especial 2010

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Before I get started… Thanks to Altadis for sending me out a three pack to try. I’m pretty sure they have never sent me anything before. I’m not complaining that I somehow ended up on their radar. It is appreciated.

As you’ve come to expect from me, I don’t dig too deep in to the backgrounds of cigars. Altadis does have a bit more information on their website though. It is claimed that this cigar provides earthy and spicy flavors with a hint of coffee. Hey I like those flavors, so let’s see how it went.

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Wrapper: Ecuadorian Cubano

Binder: Santo Domingo

Filler: Nicaraguan, Dominican, Peruvian

Size: 5 x 54

Price: $6.75


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The chocolate brown wrapper looked nice, with minimal flaws. The wrapper had a mild earthy smell, and the foot had a slight earthiness with spice. Overall, the cigar was evenly packed, and it was rock solid. As a result, the pre-light draw was a little stiff. It was just out of my comfort zone. The pre-light draw had a dark bitter sweet flavor.

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

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The first third started off with earthiness and… wait for it… Coffee. Initially, retrohaling the smoke didn’t really produce any addition flavor. In time, I picked up an ever so light spice. It wasn’t pepper, it was more like a slight tingle in the nose mixed with coffee. The aftertaste was earthy and smoke volume was decent.

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The second third had a core flavor of black coffee. Earthiness was there right behind the coffee. The spice developed into a slight pepper. The smoke feel became a little syrupy and had some sweetness. Simple but not bad.

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The last third did not change from the second third. It increased slightly in strength, but that’s about it. Saying anything more would be redundant.

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This was a decent medium bodied cigar. The flavors weren’t very complex, but they were good and refined. Really, my only complaint was the draw. It was just out of my comfort zone – a bit stiff. All three cigars that I smoked had the same draw, so I have to assume this is intentional. As I often say, don’t take my word for it. Try it for yourself and draw your own conclusions. It wasn’t bad.

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