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Crux Cigars has announced it will ship the third offering under its Crux Limitada line, the RedLine.
The Crux Limitada RedLine was formally introduced at the 2018 IPCPR Trade Show. Like the other installments of the Crux Limitada series, the cigar features a proprietary Nicaraguan Engañoso wrapper. The Crux Limitada Redline comes in a 6 x 50 Toro with a Cuban box-press presented in 10-count boxes. It is intended to be an annual release with a total production of 1,000 allocated for 2019.
Later this year, Crux is expected to ship the Crux Limitada Gunner, which will be the fourth installment of the Crux Limitada series.
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Engañoso
Binder: Connecticut broadleaf
Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua
The cigar is well made but has a light feel in the hand.
The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were dry cedar with blackberry notes, brown sugar, a little cinnamon, creamy nutmeg, and earthy black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7.
At the first third (25 minutes) the cigar is not overly sweet. In fact, the sweetness has decreased since the initial light up. The nutmeg is elevated taking away some sweetness from the dry cedar and blackberry notes. The cigar is leaning toward medium to full bodied already. There is a minimum amount of brown sugar and cinnamon. There is still a nice black coffee base. With the loss of sweetness in the first third I rated the cigar at 87.
I came back at the midpoint (44 minutes) because the cigar is changing. The biggest thing I noticed at the midpoint is the strength. The cigar is now full bodied. And, it's a sneaky type of full bodied. The cigar does not taste full bodied but the ligero makes it feel full bodied. The cigar has more sweetness and is more enjoyable at this point. With the improvements I rated the cigar at the midpoint at 89.
At the end of the second third (57 minutes) the cigar continues to slightly improve. The sweetness has continued to increase. The flavors are now cedar, slightly bitter blackberry, quite a bit if nutmeg, light brown sugar and a sprinkling of cinnamon, and a subtle black coffee base. There continues to be quite a bit of nutmeg. Up to this point I have not mentioned the finish because it does not stand out. The finish is one of nutmeg, sweet blackberry, and a sprinkling of brown sugar. The lingering black pepper is actually pretty good. The cigar is still a sneaky full bodied. It reminds me of the sneaky ligero in an Oliva V. You don't taste flavors that say full bodied but you feel it. The cigar has quietly gotten better. I rated the second third at 90.
The cigar lasted 1 hour 13 minutes. Not a very long burn time for a 6" toro. In the final third I lost the blackberry notes. You still have the cedar with sweetness, slight amount of cinnamon and plenty of nutmeg. The cigar is still full bodied. The finish is now cedar, black coffee, nutmeg, and a little brown sugar with some light lingering black pepper. With the loss of the blackberry notes I rated the final third at 89. The cigar had some nice points and some definite low points. It just didn't hit on all cylinders with me.
Overall Score: 88.75