Arganese is not known as a maker of great cigars with high rating, but they do make decent enough smokes. I've enjoyed many of their sticks while doing yard work, and for that duty they are pretty good. So I thought I'd review one of my go to yard gars, the Arganese Nicaraguan Presidente.
This particular cigar is from 09. I'm interested to see what effect the age has on this one.
- Dark milk chocolate wrapper with a mottled appearance
- Smells of sweet hay with a touch of barnyard
- Cold draw is sweet
1st Half (only half I got through)
- First puffs are of sweet grass with a touch of spice
- Some bitter chocolate comes in about an inch down
- A touch of cedar is present also, the smoke is very smooth and mellow
- I keep walking away to do my yard work and the cigar stays lit without a problem
- No big flavor changes just sweet grass, cedar and chocolate
After about an hour I was done with the yard and therefor the cigar. I've smoked many of these and the newer version from CI without the second band. They taste pretty much the same. If you looking for a decent cigar to smoke while doing chores or walking the dog in the $1.33 price range you could do much worse. I give it a 85 IMHO.