April 04, 2015

San Cristobal Revelation Triumph (7 x 50)

Video review HERE.

The San Cristobal Revelation came out last year at the IPCPR. They are made in the My Father factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. They are reported to be full bodied but I will see. The cigar is well made, as you would expect, and box pressed.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Available in these sizes:
Triumph 7 x 50 (box-press) REVIEWED TODAY
Legend: 6 1/4 x 52 (box-press)
Mystic: 5 5/8 x 48 (box-press)
Prophet: 5 x 54 (box-press)
Leviathan: 6 1/2 x 64
Odyssey: 5 3/4 x 60

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good with just a touch of firmness. The initial flavors were nice citrus notes, dry wood, white pepper rated at a 7 1/2, and just a touch of nutmeg.

About 3/4 inch in I want to revise one of the flavor notes. The dry wood is now more of a roasted nut flavor. The citrus and nutmeg are about even in intensity. At this point I would call the cigar medium bodied. The cigar is burning evenly. 

2 inches in the main sweet flavor is now more of an applesauce. This is strange sounding, I know, but that's what it reminds me or. The sweetness is overshadowed by the nutmeg and roasted nuts. The sweet flavors are no longer in balance. The cigar is still medium bodied but it seems to have moved up a tad.

At the midpoint the sweet flavor is still what reminds me of an applesauce. The flavors are all pretty balanced now; applesauce, nutmeg, and roasted nuts. There are also some light leather notes. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is a toasted cream with some influence of those roasted nuts. There is a touch of lingering white pepper on the finish; not much.

About 2 inches from the end the cigar has made some changes. The apple sweetness is still there but the roasted nuts and underlying leather have made a big jump forward. The nutmeg is no longer around. The cigar is medium to full bodied but appears to be moving toward full bodied. The finish is unchanged.

The cigar ended at full bodied status. It took 3/4 of the cigar to get there but it did. The dominance of the lower end flavors continued. The roasted nuts and light leather are very dominant with the sweeter flavor taking a back seat. This has been a good cigar and very different from other San Cristobal's I've had. This cigar was suggested to be reviewed by one of my viewers. I purchased several for this review and have enjoyed all of them.

You can purchase San Cristobal Revelation cigars HERE.

Score: 91

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