JC Newman

May 10, 2015

Perdomo Small Batch 2005 Sun Grown Belicoso (5 x 54)

Video review HERE.

This is the second in the series of the Perdomo Small Batch 2005 cigars; the Sun Grown. All of the cigars have the same binder and filler. The wrappers are the only difference. I previously reviewed the Connecticut wrapper. Today it's the Sun Grown. This is a short belicoso; only 5" long.

The tobacco is aged 10 years and the wrappers are bourbon barrel aged.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Sun Grown
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

Available sizes:
Half Corona (4 x 46, $4.99)
Rothschild (4 1/2 x 50, $5.99)
Belicoso (5 x 54, $6.50) REVIEWED TODAY
Toro Especial (5 1/4 x 54). 

All sizes are limited to 3,000 boxes per vitola, per wrapper for a total of 1.08 million cigars.

The cigar is well made and has a fairly nice density.

The test draw after cutting the cap was effortless. The initial flavors were a boysenberry/pink grapefruit combination and roasted nuts. I feel this cigar will make some changes so let's see where we go from here.

About 1 inch in the roasted nut flavors quickly changed over to leather. The boysenberry notes now combine with a sweet cedar with cream aspects. There is a lot of sweetness in this cigar. The leather undertones are prominent. The pepper is a white pepper rated at a 7 1/2. The finish is a toasted cream with a small amount of lingering pepper. The cigar is medium bodied and I feel it will move up.

About 2 inches in the flavors are about the same. The sweetness is amazing. At the tail end of the sweet flavors you get a pop of dry wood. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is unchanged and it's a long lingering finish. The pepper is a little better on the finish.

About 2 inches remaining. The dry wood have switched over to a dark roasted nut and they are prominent. The are right behind the sweeter flavors. The leather remains good. 

The cigar lost a little of the boysenberry notes at the end. You mainly had the sweet cedar with cream tones, roasted nuts, and leather. The finish was unchanged. The cigar remained medium to full bodied. This has been a very tasty offering from Perdomo which I loved. Great flavors that worked well together. These are in limited supply so get them while you can!

Score: 93


Unknown said...

Man I can't wait to try these, giving a little humi-time then Imma' toast a couple! Been a good week for new cigar tries for me, tried the Alec Bradley Mundial and I'm hooked. I want all of them. Excellent review man, per usual.

Tim Rollins said...

Thanks Johnny. In fact, I had another one of these on the ride into work today!