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Alec Bradley - Prensado Cigars
  Prensado       

Current Rating
8.45

Size: NA
Shape: Robusto
Wrapper: Honduras
Filler: Hond., Nic.
Binder: Nicaragua
MSRP: 0.00
Total Reviews: 15
Average Rating: 8.45 out of a possible 10
Average Price: 5.48
Discontinued: No
Notes: Last Friday I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of smoking with Mr. George Sosa, National Sales Director of Alec Bradley Cigars, and was fortunate enough to be one of the first to receive their newest release, the Prensado. Not only is Mr. Sosa one of the company’s three principal executives, he is also a retired U.S. Navy – Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, so naturally he and I hit it off right away and he is also the only other person in the industry I have ever met who knew the answer to the riddle of why do Bomb Technicians like box-pressed cigars? If you want to know, you have to ask. The Prensado was débuted by Alec Bradley at this year’s IPCPR convention in New Orleans and is their strongest cigar to date. It is being released in five vitollas: Corona Gorda, Robusto, Churchill, Gran Toro, and Torpedo. It is made with a Honduran – Corojo 2006 wrapper, a Nicaraguan – Jalapa binder, and Nicaraguan and Honduran fillers. It is box-pressed and has a maduro-colored, oily wrapper that had a little veiny character to it. The body had a mild pre-light aroma with a hint of sweetness and more pronounced aromas at the foot. Interestingly, the filler blend could be clearly seen at the foot as a swirl of light and dark tobaccos. The body was also firm with no soft spots or defects and passed the squeeze test with flying colors. I made a straight-cut with scissors and tested the draw, which was smooth with light to moderate resistance. The pre-light taste was primarily a pleasant tobacco flavor with notes of slightly bitter cocoa. Once lit it started out mild but shortly began to develop a little spice at the tip of the tongue with stronger notes at the back of the throat. It burned with an attractive blue smoke from the foot and a light grey smoke from the draw, leaving a crisp, semi-dense “zebra-ash”, meaning it was alternately a distinct light and dark grey in color. The early spice, while the dominant flavor characteristic, was mild to moderate and never overwhelming although it did make retro-nasal exhalation a little difficult. This isn’t a big deal of course and is by no means a comment on a cigar’s quality, I just like to do it in order to try and maximize my appreciation of all a cigar has to offer. As it progressed, the spice mellowed in the middle third and maintained a consistent and pleasant flavor throughout. Once into the final third the spice began to reemerge and progress a little farther along the tongue leaving a mild peppery finish. My overall opinion is that the Alec Bradley – Prensado is a well made, quality cigar. I enjoyed every minute of it and found it to be a good choice for relaxing alone or with friends. The bi-phasic characteristics of a premium cigar were definitely present in this one and in good proportions to each other. I wish you Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. The Cap'n uscaptainsblog.blogspot.com

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"Pretty good"

Review by: rayaddas
Review Date: 11/16/2010
Rating: 8.4
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Review Notes: One of the easiest cigars to smoke to the nub, burns cool, even, and tasty to the end.

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (9) No (9)

"Prensadisimo"

Review by: PDS
Review Date: 10/19/2010
Rating: 8
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Review Notes: Just great...................

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (6) No (7)

"Good value"

Review by: konasewer
Review Date: 08/25/2010
Rating: 8.4
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Review Notes: all alec bradley are very good cigars. some of the best quality out there. there was fine construction, complexity, and full flavor. i thoroughly enjoyed both that i have smoked. they didn't lack anything. you can pick these up on cigarbid.com for a couple bucks each in a sample pack. i may eventually score a box.

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"Quality"

Review by: konasewer
Review Date: 08/04/2010
Rating: 8.2
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Review Notes: much like other alec bradley cigars, the prensado robusto was a quality smoke. i was thoroughly impressed was all aspects of it. bought in a mixed alec bradley 10 pack off cigarbid.com for $34. all are very good. it is a solid selection for those who like a stronger, more complex cigar.

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"Prensado"

Review by: Cigar Smoker
Review Date: 11/29/2009
Rating: 9
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Review Notes: It was an awesome smoke

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (8) No (5)


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