Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar
$25-$40 for a box of 25 depending on size and shape.
I've smoked 4 of them.
This is the cheapest cigar I've ever reviewed and I'm not quite
sure what to make of it, so I welcome other people's feedback.
Not only is it the cheapest cigar I've ever reviewed, but it may
be the one with the most veried, complex, and strangest flavors
in one cigar. (One more reason I might need help with this as a
These are constructed rather poorly, as can be expected from
a bundle cigar. Crooked caps. Lots of big veins. Some soft spots.
They're filled reasonably well because they draw perfectly.
They burn crooked and the wrapper seems to want to burn
slower than the filler.
Levi Garrett Chewing tobacco
Sweetness - but not so much of the kind you taste on your lips
and tip of your tongue like you do with regular Baccarats with
a sweet wrapper. This has a sweet smoke.
The odd thing, I think I was experiencing for the first time is
that the flavors seemed very seperate. Not blended and
combined like other complex, interesting cigars I've smoked
(like a Don Peppin Blue) but distinctly seperated like I was
smoking multiple cigars.
I suspect the seperated flavor phenonomon is due to a severe
lack of aging AFTER the cigar was constructed. I say this because
there were no harsh flavors. Each of the flavors I did taste were
smooth, like it was assembled from nicely aged tobacco, but then
immediately sent to market. I'm sure the first cigar I smoked was
rolled a couple weeks beforehand. I also suspect this to be true
because I smoked these 4 cigars over a period of about 7 weeks.
The last one I smoked was distinctly better than the first, tasting
much more combined. This, however, could also be a symptom
of very inconsistent cigars, although it didn't burn any straighter
and still contained all of the flavors listed above.
Overall, I don't know quite what to make of it. I've been smoking
a lot of REALLY good cigar lately and these are much, much
different than anything I've smoked lately. The flavors aren't bad;
they're just different. They remind me of a dessert. They seem
rather unrefined (obviously, since they're a bundle cigar). They
seem like the kind of cigar that would taste pretty well after about
a year in the humidor. But who wants to waste that kind of room
in their humidor for a cigar that costs about $1.00 each? If I had
a huge humidor, it would definately be worth the experiment to
I'm on the fence about buying them again.
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