Trying cigar #5 from Casa de Dunnam this morning due to its unique, almost flat box press and dark, toothy wrapper that I assume is San Andreas. Based on appearance Iím almost certain Iíve never smoked this before, but after my recent run of poor reviews, I know better than to be certain of anything.
Note very few veins in the wrapper, and well packed cigar without any soft spots. Triple cap clips easily with straight cutter and reveals a nice earthy leather preflight draw that matches the earth and barnyard smell found on the foot. Letís fire up!
First inch has a nice pepper and earthy retro and cigar is drawing perfectly after a bit of work to get it lit.
Transitions nicely into a leather and sweet nuttiness as the white pepper fades into the background. A bit of a wavy burn that corrects itself without any touch ups. Flaky grey ash needs to be rubbed off and it seems to resist falling away.
Second third is strong leather and a creamy earthiness. This cigar is pairing very well with my black coffee and building from medium strength to a medium full. I should have eaten something this morning.
Last third the leather increases as the creaminess fades. Great smoke output throughout and Iím burning my fingers trying to smoke all I can. Excellent little cigar that I thoroughly enjoyed. I have no guess other than what I assume to be the Mexican wrapper and Nicaraguan filler.
NorteŮo! A first for me, definitely not the last. Thanks @Rabidawise