Video review HERE.
The Perdomo Small Batch 2005 is the newest edition from Perdomo and they are a limited edition. The cigar features the same binder and filler as the 12 Year Double Aged cigars. Only the wrapper is different. These cigars are only available to Perdomo's top accounts, just like the 12 Year Double Aged cigars were.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade
There will be two other wrappers available in the coming months; Nicaraguan Sun Grown and Nicaraguan Maduro.
Half Corona: 4 x 46 (SRP $4.99)
Rothschild: 4 1/2 x 50 (SRP $5.99)
Belicoso: 5 x 54 (SRP $6.49)
Toro Especial: 5 1/2 x 54 (SRP $6.99) REVIEWED TODAY
The cigar has a very light brown wrapper and has a pretty nice feel in the hand.
After I cut the cap the test draw was very good. The initial flavors were citrus and white chocolate. The flavors are very sweet. The citrus is sort of an orange citrus. The pepper is a black pepper rated at an 8. The cigar comes across as mild to medium at the outset. I have found that with Connecticut shade cigars you need to smoke them very slowly or they tend to get bitter.
About one inch in the only thing that has changed is there are now brown sugar notes. There is just enough orange flavor to call it an orange citrus. The white chocolate is very think and pasty, The finish is a sweet cream with a lot of lingering black pepper. I am a huge fan of lingering pepper, no matter what type!
1 1/2 inches in the cigar is burning almost perfect! Look at that burn line. There is a bit of earthiness at the lower level. The other flavors are still intact. The earthiness gives the cigar depth.
I have removed the lower band. There are some dry toast notes just above the earth notes. Other than that the other flavors are about the same. The cigar is medium bodied now and I don't expect it to move upward. The black pepper remains nice on both ends. The cigar continues to burn very evenly.
The cigar ended consistently from the last segment. The white chocolate is the star on the front end and the lingering black pepper is the star on the back end. These are a limited edition cigar so get them while you can. This cigar had typical Perdomo Connecticut flavors and the white chocolate was nice and thick tasting. Very good cigar.