Video review HERE.
This is the highly anticipated new cigar from Nick Perdomo; the Double Aged Vintage. At this point only the Connecticut version is available. The Sun Grown and Maduro versions will be available in late September or shortly thereafter.
This cigar is made of only the finest 12 year old fillers, binders, and wrappers. They are bale aged for 10 years and aged an additional 2 years in charred, white oak bourbon barrels.
The cigar is available in 5 sizes:
Robusto: 5 x 56
Epicure: 6 x 56 (reviewed today)
Churchill: 7 x 56
Gordo Extra: 6 1/2 x 60
Salomon: 6 1/8 x 60
The cigar is very dense feeling in the hand and well made.
After cutting the cap the test draw was very good with a touch of firmness. The initial flavors immediately after light up were sweet citrus, cream, white pepper rated at a 7.5 to 8. After a minute or two the citrus was defined as a sweet, candy-like orange citrus. There were cream notes attached to the citrus and some subtle nutmeg.
About one inch in the citrus, nutmeg, and cream are all even. You have the same amount of each. There are coffee notes at the base. The white pepper remained very good. The finish was a thick, sweet cream with some nice lingering white pepper. The cigar is mild to medium at this point. This is a very smooth cigar with meaty-ness. The cigar has depth.
At the band the lead flavor is the orange citrus. The secondary flavors are nutmeg and cream. Those two flavors combine to give a faux flavor of white chocolate which coats the entire palate. The finish is still a sweet cream but there are now accents of citrus. The cigar is a low grade medium at this point.
Just past the midpoint the citrus notes are still the lead flavor. The nutmeg has become very subtle and the cream notes are also somewhat subtle. The coffee notes are still around but there are now notes of roasted nuts mixed with the citrus. The finish is pretty much unchanged. The cigar is medium bodied. The white pepper remains very good on both ends.
As the cigar ended the orange citrus was still the lead flavor. Attached to it were notes of subtle cream and roasted nuts. The nutmeg has gone away. The cigar ended at the upper end of medium bodied. You can feel the ligero at this point. This has been a very good cigar. I am very much anticipating the Sun Grown version. These are quite limited and only available at Perdomo's top stores. So, if you find a shop that has them grab them up. They will go fast!
Another solid cigar from Nick Perdomo. Purchase them here.