JC Newman

October 04, 2014

Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Sun Grown Epicure (6 x 56)

Video review HERE.

The Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Sun Grown is the second installment in the series. Like the previous Connecticut version these are only available at Perdomo's top accounts. 

All the cigars in this series are a blend of Perdomo’s finest and most cherished 12 year old fillers, binders, and wrappers. These rare tobaccos have been carefully bale aged for ten years and then barrel aged for an additional two years. Using a proprietary double‐aging process, each leaf of seco, viso, ligero, binder, and wrapper is aged in charred, white oak bourbon barrels. This unique double‐aging process ensures the perfect color, texture, aroma, and flavor in these tobaccos, making each cigar a well‐balanced and full‐flavored smoking experience.

The cigar is beautiful and very well made. The wrapper is almost flawless. It is dense. Here is a  hot of the foot.

After cutting the cap the test draw was a bit firm. The initial flavors were sweet and tart orange citrus, graham cracker, and roasted nuts. The sweetness reminds of the Sweet Tarts you had as a kid. The pepper is a white pepper on the draw and black pepper on the finish. The cigar is medium bodied at this early point.

About one inch in the flavors are combining nicely. There is also light leather notes. The finish is one of a french vanilla cream with nice lingering black pepper. I like the fact that there is white pepper on the front end and black pepper on the finish. The cigar is still medium bodied.

2 inches in there are now nutmeg notes and nice butter notes. All the flavors are combining nicely with a richness. The cigar is approaching medium to full bodied. There is a pleasing sweet, buttery flavor to the cigar. The finish is still a cream but some of the buttery notes are moving over to the finish also.

At the band the ash is still intact! Look at that! The flavors are very even now. They still have the buttery notes and richness. The cigar is definitely medium to full bodied now. The finish is unchanged. 

About 2 inches remaining and the front end sweet flavor is now more of a sweet cedar. The other notes are still in play; graham cracker, roasted nuts, leather, and nutmeg. The cigar is medium to full bodied and the finish is unchanged.

The cigar ended much like the last segment. The sweet cedar is the sweet flavor with the other notes still in play. The cigar is now full bodied. It reached this point at the 3/4 point. Nick has done a great job with this sun grown cigar. The buttery richness really made the cigar enjoyable. Quite impressive.
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Score: 94

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