The Perdomo 20th Anniversary cigars are hand-crafted with the finest tobaccos grown exclusively on Perdomo’s most prestigious farms in Esteli, Condega, and the famed Jalapa Valley in Nicaragua. Using the highest priming tobaccos from each region, the new Perdomo 20th Anniversary cigars have a tremendous flavor profile with layer upon layer of rich, elegant, complex flavors. The seamless combination of the all Cuban-seed Nicaraguan grown wrappers, binders, and fillers makes the Perdomo 20th Anniversary cigars exceptional Nicaraguan puros. Using the best tobaccos from each of their farms in each region, Perdomo has truly created a masterpiece blend with a core of deep, satisfying flavors.
About an inch in the cigar settled down into a very thick, syrupy grapefruit citrus and vanilla combination, oak, and coffee. The flavors are balanced and smooth. The richness of the grapefruit citrus and vanilla are great. The oak and coffee give it depth and make a great addition. The pepper is about a 6 out or 10 in intensity. The finish is one of cream and some light pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at this point. You get some of that effervescence that I spoke about in the Grand Cru 2006. I really like that. It's almost bubbly.
About 2 inches in, as you can see the ash is very tight and dense. It is salt and pepper in color. The richness is thick and sweet. Some of the citrus notes make their way over to the finish making a sweet citrus and cream flavor. The cigar continues to be very good.
At the band the coffee notes have really come forward. The continue to give the cigar depth and combine with the citrus and vanilla very well. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. The oak notes are subtle at this point.
The cigar ended up much as it was in the last report. The rich, sweet grapefruit citrus and vanilla is very flavorful and the coffee with subtle oak notes give the cigar depth and they are a great addition. This cigar is much better than the 10th Anniversary that Perdomo put out. This is a truly a great cigar. In fact, this is the best cigar of the second half of the year so far. Perdomo has really made a great cigar for their 20th Anniversary.