Time: 9:00 PM
Temp: 60 degrees
Sky: Dark, clear, half moon showing
Age: 1 year 1 month
Cigar: La Sirena
Size: 5.5" x 52 (Divine Figurado)
Wrapper: Conneticut Broadleaf Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua Criollo & Corojo
Beverage: Herradura Anejo Tequila Neat
Setting: Natural Gas Firepit
Look: Medium brown with medium veins. Well constructed.
Foot: Grassy and hay undertones with a nutmeg finish.
Firmnes: Medium throughout.
Cutter: Xikar V cut
Cut Style: Cross Cut AKA Jesus Cut
Predraw: Wood, nuts, and a hint of earth
1/3: Grassy, nutmeg with a woodsy finish and slight creamy floral undertones. The floralness reminds me of rose petal water taste. The cigar is burning well from the get go with a meduim grey ash.
2/3: The flavors build from the first third byt in addition, there is a sweet wood or a sweet spice finish. I could not quite pinpoint the exactness between the two but it kept my mind wondering.
3/3: The sweetness turned awat and finished with a white peppery woodsyness.
Overall thoughts: This cigar was a a great balance between strength and flavor. It was not strong in the nicotine aspect but more than made up for with nice flavors. This was actually my wifes cigar that we got from the Rocky Mountain Cigar Festival last year but I convinced her that if I liked it I would replace it by next December as that is probaby the next time she would smoke again due to the pregnacy and breast feeding. It looks like I might be hunting for deals for her as this was quite pleasant. I think what intriged me the most was the flora undertones in the first third and evolved nicely towards the end. I would say that my rating would be a 91 and could definatly see some in my humidor in the future. I think the only part that took away from the cigar was having to take the band off in the first third of the cigar, however it was not an overbearing challenge.