November 30, 2014

Black Label Trading Co. Lawless Churchill (7 x 48)

Video review HERE.

Black Label Trading Company was created in 2013. This is one of their newest cigars, the Lawless. Their factory is in Esteli, Nicaragua.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

The cigar sports two bands with a western outlaw theme. The cigar is nice looking. The cigar has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were a combination of cinnamon and nutmeg, coffee, and earth tones. There is a nice sweetness to the cinnamon and nutmeg. 

1 1/2 inches in the main flavors are switching over to a sweet cedar with some dry cocoa. There is quite a bit of earthiness and a coffee base. The pepper is black rated at a 7. The finish is a sweet cream with some dry cocoa notes. There is an average amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied.

With around 4 inches remaining the cocoa notes are really coming out now. There are glimpses of brown sugar here and there. The main flavors are a combination of sweet cedar and dry cocoa with a touch of richness.

With about 2 inches remaining the cedar has gone to a charred cedar. But, the cocoa is the star right now. They are the lead flavor and it has a touch of richness. The cocoa is also heavier on the finish. The pepper is elevated throughout the cigar; front and finish. It is close to an 8 now. It tingles nicely on the finish! There is still some earth notes and the coffee remains a nice base.

This churchill was a little shy of average time length. The charred cedar has some sweetness, dry cocoa with a touch of richness, some earthiness, and coffee notes. The pepper is still good at about an 8. The finish has a lot of lingering black pepper with sweet cocoa and cream. It is still medium bodied at the end. This has been a good cigar that I wish had a little more richness in the cedar area but overall a good cigar. They should be available in shops that handle boutique cigars.

Score: 90

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