Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

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altIt’s the middle of the week, and we will help you get over the hump with reviews of the Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Connecticut and the Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 Habano.

Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Connecticut Grand Churchill

The Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 line was a highly anticipated release from the brand.  The Grand Cru name was given to the line because it supposedly contains the “best of the best” of Perdomo’s 2006 crop.  Like many other Perdomo offerings, the Grand Cru 2006 comes in three separate versions that differ according to their wrappers.  For this review, I will be sampling one of the Grand Cru’s featuring an Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper, which is said to be the smoothest version of the three.  The other two versions come with a Cuban Seed Sun Grown or a Double Maduro wrapper.

The Grand Churchill format from the Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 line is quite large and measures 7 x 60.  The other two sizes in the line come with large ring gauges as well in the form of the 5 x 60 Grand Robusto and the 6 x 60 Grand Epicure.  The cigar’s filler and binder are comprised of Nicaraguan Cuban Seed tobacco taken from the plants’ high primings.  This 2006 Cuban Seed tobacco was fermented and then aged for an extra nine months in large bins made of Spanish cedar.  The wrapper, as I mentioned earlier, is Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade.  As for strength, the Connecticut Grand Churchill is said to fall somewhere between mild and medium-bodied.  The other two versions are listed as being medium to full-bodied.

The Connecticut Grand Churchill’s wrapper is golden brown in color.  It's also more dry than oily.  There are a few very small veins, but no huge imperfections.  The two decorative bands near the head stand out against the wrapper thanks to their differing color schemes.  The top band is mostly red displays the Perdomo Grand Cru name, while the one beneath it is black, gold, and white and features the Perdomo logo stamped on it.  The cigar feels firm to the touch and has no soft spots.  Prior to lighting, I am picking up a sweet and nutty flavor and a scent of mild spice.  Both the cold taste and aroma have me ready to put the lighter to work.

The Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Connecticut ignites effortlessly and demonstrates a stable burn that is razor sharp. No touch-ups are needed throughout the smoking experience. The draw is good and there's lots of thick, cool smoke. The ash is solid and gray in color. Burn time is nearly two hours, so make sure you have some time on your hands to enjoy the cigar fully.


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