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Monday, 25 March 2013

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altAre you ready for some reviews of quality cigars?  Keep reading to find out more about the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol and the Flor de Gonzalez 90 Miles.

Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Churchill

The Ashton Heritage Puro Sol gets its name from the fact that all of the tobaccos used in its construction are of the sun grown variety.  Puro Sol is Spanish for “pure sun,” so the name definitely makes sense.  The cigar is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Fuente and Meerapfel families.  The Fuentes handled the blending and manufacturing of the cigar, while Richard Meerapfel was in charge of selecting the cigar’s special wrapper.    Meerapfel supposedly stumbled upon a fertile area in Bangou, located near the Central African Rain Forest.  He asked the villagers if he could plant tobacco there for the cigar’s wrapper, and the rest was history.

For this review, I am sampling the Churchill vitola of the Heritage Puro Sol line.  It measures 6.75 x 48.  Other sizes offered in the line include the 4.875 x 49 Belicoso #2, 5.5 x 50 Robusto, 5.75 x 46 Corona Gorda, and the 7 x 52 Double Corona.  The cigar’s filler and binder are made up of Dominican tobaccos, while the wrapper is of the Cameroon variety.  As mentioned earlier, all are sun grown.  The strength of the Heritage Puro Sol is labeled as being medium-bodied.

The appearance of the Heritage Puro Sol Churchill is very impressive.  The medium brown wrapper has a beautiful sheen of oil on its surface that really shines under light.  Only a few small veins are noticeable and the cigar is free of any major imperfections.  It feels smooth to the touch and I do not detect any soft spots.  The decorative band near the head adds a nice touch and features plenty of detail in its graphics.  It displays the Ashton name and logo and really gives the cigar a regal look.  Before lighting I give the cigar a whiff and notice a sweet aroma.  The cold taste is sweet as well.

Once in action, the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol burns like a quality cigar should.  The draw is great and so is the volume of smoke that is produced.  Only one minor touch-up is needed.  Re-lights are not necessary.  The solid ash is gray in color.  Smoking time is just over an hour.

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