JC Newman

October 19, 2013

Kings Cigars Conde Churchill (7 1/2 x 52)

Video review HERE.
This is the second cigar I've reviewed from Kings Cigars in Pompano Beach, Florida. The first was the King of Kings Cuadrado, a 6x64 monster that scored an impressive 91. This version from Kings Cigars is a nice looking Churchill with a San Andreas, Mexican maduro wrapper.
The cigar is well made and has an oily wrapper. The density is very good and the cigar has no soft spots.

The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors immediately after light up were sweet notes of dark chocolate and sweet cedar, and coffee. The black pepper is around a 7 1/2 or 8. This cigar started with a bang and had these flavors with the first draw!

About 1/2 inch in the flavors are consistent and there is some tangy flavor in the cedar. The black pepper is indeed an 8. The cigar is medium bodied and the flavors are great. The sweet, rich cedar, dark chocolate, and coffee work very well together. The finish is fantastic and long with sweet cream with a touch of toasty notes. The black pepper lingers very nicely on the finish.

1 1/4 inches in the flavors are about the same but now the cedar has a sprinkling of cinnamon. There are also some charred oak notes that are faint but noticeable. The dark chocolate and coffee remain very good. The finish continues to be great and I love the massive amount of lingering black pepper.

About 3 inches in the dark chocolate notes have tailed off but the charred oak notes have become elevated. The coffee continues to hold the base. The sweet, rich cedar and cinnamon combination remains very good, as well as the black pepper. The finish continues to be fantastic.

Right before the band the cigar remains consistent but every now and then I get flashes of black cherry. The cigar continues to be very impressive. I would call the cigar medium to full bodied at this point.

I kept waiting for this cigar to tail off, thinking that this 7 1/2 inch cigar could not hold those amazing flavors throughout. But, it never did. The cigar remained very good to the end. It took about 1 hour and 45 minutes to smoke. The sweet cedar and cinnamon combination continued, as well as the charred oak and coffee at the base. The black pepper remained at an 8 rating. The finish was long with sweet cream with some toasty notes and fantastic lingering pepper. This is a very good cigar. It is well worth your trying it. I absolutely loved it. Fantastic.

Score: 95

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