February 02, 2009

Weekend review; January 31st and February 1, 2009

Super Bowl weekend was nice in Columbia. Great game too. One of the best I've seen.

Reviewing 2 cigars this weekend. They are:
  • Perdomo Edicion de Silvio maduro churchill
  • Gurkha Grand Master Dos Capas

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Perdomo Edicion de Silvio maduro churchill (7.5x50)

This cigar came from the RTDA from 2006 (I believe), so it has a little age on it. It is a rough looking cigar with lots of bumps and ridges. You'd think a cigar that cost as much as this one does it would look perfect in every aspect! Average cost of this cigar is $25 each! Wow! That's not your everyday cigar!

The cigar is very dark, and to be honest I'm guessing it's a maduro since I don't know for sure. It was sent to me by someone who attended the RTDA and they didn't specify which one it was. Here's what Cigars International says about these cigars:

Edicion de Silvio was created by Nick Perdomo Jr. as a living tribute to honor his late grandfather, Silvio Perdomo. A premium among premiums, this ultra select cigar utilizes an all-Cuban seed blend of tobacco leaves so exquisite, and not to mention rare, that their origins are only known to the Perdomo family. However, it is publicly known that the all-Cuban seed tobacco used to create these one of a kind cigars has been aging in 50 year old spice-laden oak casks since 1997. Only 5 torcedors have been permitted to roll this commemorative new line. Under the strict supervision of the Perdomo family, these elite torcedors created a smoking experience that yields a "fusion of strength and compassion," while capturing the same characteristics found in the old Habanas enjoyed by Silvio himself.

The cigar had lots of spice initially with a touch of pepper. Subtle notes of vanilla and citrus were noted. The finish is long and sweet. After an inch and a half the vanilla notes are stronger. The spice is still strong. Medium bodied, in my opinion. The pepper intensifies in the last 1/3. Cool burning cigar. Good cigar but I'm not sure it's worth the price.

Score: 92

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Gurkha Grand Master Dos Capas (8.5x52)

Barber pole cigars are always cool to look at. This one has been sitting in my humidor for a couple years. Everything Gurkha makes is overpriced. Some of their cigars are pretty good, though. This is suppose to be a Cameroon and Brazilian Habana 2000 wrapper. This cigar starts off with an intense leathery spice and some pepper. Stayed consistent after a couple inches. (long cigar) Finish is fairly long and somewhat sweet. The spice stayed very intense throughout the cigar. By far, the spice was the leader of all flavors. The pepper was decent throughout the cigar. There were notes of vanilla in the cigar but not very intense ones. Even though this cigar was predominantly spice and not much else the cigar was quite enjoyable. The other flavors were subtle enough to round out the cigar.

Score: 90

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