Re: What did you smoke today? HABANOS ONLY.
Last evening I smoked an El Rey del Mundo Tainos that was 12 years old. I received in a trade about two years ago. It was from 1998. At first it seemed very mild, with a very light floral flavor. After an inch or so, it picked up a little bit of sweet spiciness and light hints of a peppery spice. At this point the flavor profile was still very mild overall, with very little strength. Through the 2nd third the strength picked up to maybe medium, but the flavor profile stayed fairly mild. Mostly floral and sweet spices and only hints of a peppery spice. The final third started to pick up a bit of stronger flavors, more sweet spices and more peppery hits. The floral notes were gone at this point. This was a very pleasant and mostly mild smoke. I enjoyed it quite a bit for what it was, but hardly worth a 12 year wait to smoke!