July 16, 2017

Caldwell Cigars Lost & Found Backdoor Bambi (5 1/2 x 46)







Video review HERE.


(Description taken from Halfwheel.com website)
Lost&Found is best known for its artwork, but the project itself is of note. The project, started by Caldwell, Tony Bellatto and Jaclyn Sears, goes into factories and purchases cigars that were previously rolled. Many of these cigars are small quantities of limited editions and other releases that have continued to age in factories. 

There are roughly 200 boxes of 12 cigars. Backdoor Bambi was part of the project’s initial release, back when it was known as Impromptu. It uses corojo, habano and negrito tobaccos and was rolled in 2008. Pricing is $12 per cigar.

The cigar is a dark brown and has a slightly oily wrapper. It has an average feel in the hand for cigar of this size.





The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors were a sweet cedar with strawberry notes, early black coffee, light cream notes, and black pepper which I rated at an 8 1/2. The finish is a peppery raw almond. 



A little past the midpoint (28 minutes) the strawberry notes attached to the cedar have faded. You still have the cedar with a touch of brown sugar and there remains a lot of earthy black coffee. Tying all this together is an almond butter flavor. It's a thick flavor but does not have any richness. The finish has changed to a sweet cream and there is a nice amount of lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. 




The cigar lasted 50 minutes. The cigar remained very peppery. It ended with cedar notes and some sweetness. The almond butter is still the flavor that ties everything together. The black coffee was still very good. I would say the black pepper is the star of this cigar. This cigar did not blow me away. It was decent but lacked significant flavors. I enjoyed the pepper notes.



Score: 89

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